Sunday, December 7, 2008

Massachusetts Obituaries 12/07/08


 


 


 

Ahern-Sullivan, Rosemary G.

and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers donations in Rosemary's memory may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.


 


 

Anctil, Theresa

Theresa Anctil of Leominster Theresa (Champagne) Anctil, 80, of Leominster, MA, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2008, at home, after an illness. Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster, MA, is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.


 


 

Andreassi, Luigi D.

ANDREASSI, Luigi D. Of Dedham formerly of Norwood and Walpole, December 5, age 75. Father of Elizabeth of MD, Luigi and Linda of Walpole, and the late Lena Andreassi. Also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11:30 at Most Precious Blood Church, Hyde Park. Visiting hours ommitted. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Community Mausoleum. Directions or guestbook at:, . Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home Hyde Park 617-361-3216


 


 

Babineau, Rose

ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral will be held from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St. in Leominster on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 with a funeral Mass at noon in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main St. in Leominster. Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery in Leominster. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence, please visit


 


 

Bakunas, Alfred J.

Alfred J. Bakunas of Lowell, decorated Army vet, WWII; 86 LOWELL Mr. Alfred J. Bakunas, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Thursday, December 4th, 2008, in Lowell, after an extended illness, aged 86 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. Born in Lowell on December 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anelia (Bacon) Bakunas. Alfred received his education in the Lowell school system. After his schooling, he became associated with the former Curran & Morton Co., in Lowell, as a warehouseman. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Army, serving with Company 1 393rd Infantry. Alfred and his company stormed Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was the recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Rifle CAL 30 M1, the American Theater Campaign Medal, EAMET Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, and the Purple Heart on July 20, 1944, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was Honorably Discharged on November 19, 1945. Returning to Lowell, Mr. Bakunas went to work for Raytheon, as a machine operator for many years. According to family members, Alfred was quite a dancer; he loved to dance, and was a great sports fan of the Boston Red Sox's and the New England Patriots. Surviving him is his loving daughter, Patricia B. Gouveia of Lowell; also a niece, and two nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph Bakunas, and Blanche Berthel. BAKUNAS Died in Lowell, December 4th, 2008 Mr. Alfred J. Bakunas, a resident of Lowell, aged 86 years. A U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Funeral Service will be private. Funeral Director Walter F. Bayliss, Jr www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com


 


 

Barbara Wickland, 70, longtime nurse

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Bari, Flavia (Ascolillo)

& friends are invited to attend. Visitation will be held prior to the Mass on Tuesday only. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 241 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122. For complete obituary, guestbook & directions visit


 


 

Barry, Garrett George

and friends invited, Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery. Retired Sergeant of the Boston Police Department and proud Army Veteran WW II, South Pacific. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Notre Dame Academy, 1073 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043. For directions and guest book, William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600


 


 

Beland, Normand J.

Normand J. Beland, Sr. Lowell native, USO volunteer, Army vet; 68 STONEHAM Normand J. Beland, Sr., a Stoneham resident, and the beloved husband of Patricia M. (DiSessa) Beland, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 68. Normand was born in Lowell, on May 25, 1940, a son of the late Omer and Alice (Paradis) Beland. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School and the University of Lowell. He served in the U.S. Army during the early years of the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a software engineer. In recent years, he has worked for Dave L. Limousine, as well as volunteering many hours to the USO in Boston. Surviving him besides his wife, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Pauline Beland of Derry, NH, Normand, Jr. and Andrea Beland of Burlington; five grandchildren, Bryanna, Jason, Jessica, Rebecca, Michael; a brother and sister-in-law, Omer and Evon Beland of Magnolia, Gloucester, MA; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne Marie and Richard Trudel of Hudson, NH; two sisters-in-law, Diana Beland of Lowell, Constance Moretti of Stoneham; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Raymond J. Beland. BELAND Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth St., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in St. Rita's Church. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. For condolences and directions, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com


 


 

Beland Sr., Normand J.

BELAND, Normand J., Sr. Of Stoneham, December 3, 2008. Beloved husband of Patricia M. (DiSessa) Beland. Devoted father of Mark and his wife Pauline of Derry, NH, Normand, Jr. and his wife Andrea of Burlington. Loved grandfather of Bryanna, Jason, Jessica, Rebecca, and Michael. Brother of Omer and his wife Evon of Magnolia, Gloucester, Anne Marie Trudel and her husband Richard of Hudson, NH, and the late Raymond Beland. Brother in law of Diana Beland of Lowell and Constance Moretti of Stoneham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St., LOWELL, Tuesday at 9. Funeral Mass in St. Rita Church at 10. Visiting hours Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Donations in his memory may be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Late Army veteran during Vietnam. For condolences and directions, please visit


 


 

Bellerose, Louis J. R.

Louis J. R. Bellerose of Tyngsboro, former professional boxer; 78 TYNGSBORO Mr. Louis J. R. Bellerose, age 78, a longtime resident of Tyngsboro, died Thursday afternoon, December 4, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, at a local healthcare facility. He was the beloved husband of Rita M. (Seavey) Bellerose. Born in Lowell, MA, on October 4, 1930, he was a son of the late Alfred and Yvonne (Loranger) Bellerose. He was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church. Louis was a professional boxer having trained under the late Tiger Frechette. He was a member of the Passe Temps Club, and the Centralville Social Club, and was a former member of the C.C.A., the East End Club and the Lowell Elks. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a laborer for over 30 years by the John J. Duane Wrecking Co. of Quincy. Surviving him in addition to his wife, Rita are two sons and two daughters-in-law, Alfred L. Bellerose and his wife, Sheryl of Tyngsboro, and Richard R. Bellerose and his wife, Brenda of Nashua, NH; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Carlin and her husband, Charles of Sanford, Maine; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Paquin of Lowell, and Irene and Arthur Pratt of Littleton; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Henry and Louise Bellerose, George Bellerose, Raymond and Barbara Bellerose, all of Lowell, Donald and Geraldine Bellerose of Dracut, and Gerard and Doris Bellerose of Lowell; a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruth, and Roland Carpentier of FL; also several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Brian A. Bellerose, and brother of the late Louis Bellerose, Robert Bellerose, Cecile Bowden, and Claire Morgan. BELLEROSE Mr. Louis J. R. Bellerose, age 78, a resident of Tyngsboro, and husband of Rita M. (Seavey) Bellerose. Relatives and friends may call at the ROLAND W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 308 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral Tuesday morning with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9 o'clock in St. Mary Magdalen Church, Dracut. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Funeral Directors Roland W. Martin and Daniel R. Martin.


 


 

Benedict, Paul B.

BENEDICT, Paul B. Of Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, suddenly, December 2, 2008. Beloved actor, director, friend, uncle and brother. Paul is survived by his brother Charles and his wife Mary-Anne of Newton, MA, his sisters; Regina Benedict Reynolds and her husband Charles of New York City, Jane Benedict Phinney and her husband Donald of Savoy, MA, Katherine McCarthy of Milton, MA and many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his parents Alma M. (Loring) Benedict and Mitchell M. Benedict, MD and his brother Mitchell "Bud" Benedict. Interment will be private. MacDonald-Rockwell-MacDonald


 


 

Bennett, Harold S.

and friends may call at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD, Sunday from 1-3 PM. A funeral service will be conducted beginning at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. For obit, directions or guestbook:


 


 

Berenberg, Dr. Arnold L.

BERENBERG, Dr. Arnold L. Of Newton formerly of Brookline, on Saturday, December 6, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Roslyn (Schwartz). Devoted father of Mark Berenberg and his wife Julie of Newton, Lorri Berenberg & Robert Wilstein of Arlington and the late Louis Berenberg and his surviving wife Fredda Purgalin of Newton. Dear grandfather of Andrew Berenberg, Eliza Berenberg and Matt Wilstein. Brother of the late Dr. William Berenberg. Services will be private. Memorial Observance at the home of Mark and Julie Berenberg on Monday evening 7-9 PM. Remembrances may be made to the Carney Hospital Foundation, 2100 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02124. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300


 


 

Bethany Allen Swem

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Bianchi, Augustino

BIANCHI, Augustino "Gus" In Newton, Dec. 4, 2008. Beloved Husband of the late Jennie D. (Pellegrini). Devoted Father of: Deborah Iovanna and her husband George, Danny Bianchi and his wife Deborah, Lawrence Bianchi and his wife Robin, all of Newton, Joan Walsh and her husband Larry of Needham. Dear Brother of Sante and Louis Bianchi, both of Newton. He was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather, and devoted to his family. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Andrew J. Magni & Son F.H., 365 Watertown St, Rt. 16, NEWTON, Tuesday at 9:30AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton at 10:30AM. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting Hours Monday 4-8 pm. Veteran of WWII, US Navy. Retired Lieutenant, Newton Fire Department.


 


 

Bilis, Aphrodite (Milios)

Aphrodite (Milios) Billis, 79, of Lelandville Rd., Charlton, formerly of Dudley, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008, peacefully at home. Her husband of 47 years, George A. Bilis died in 1999. Mrs. Bilis leaves behind five childrem Charles Bilis of Barton, VT, John and Arthur Bilis of Dudley, Tina Sullivan of Charlton with whom she made her home, and Evelyn Lefco of Hope Sound, FLA. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, two brothers, Demetrios and Vasilios Milios of Webster and two sisters, Sophia Antoniou and Perephoni Sgouritsas of Webster and many nieces and bnephews. She was born in Lescovici, Albania, daughter of John and Efgenia (Karagiannis) Milios and has been here many years. Mrs. Bilis worked for over 20 years at the former Anglo Fabrics Co. in Webster and retired 20 years ago. She was a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster and the Ladied Philoptochos Society. The funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 9, 2008 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 37 Lake Parkway. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, December 8, 2008 form 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert J. Miller Funeral Home and Lake Chapel, 366 School St., Webster. A Trisagion service will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 713, Webster, MA. 01570-0713.


 


 

Bill R. Winders

Friday, December 5, 2008 3:21 PM - Staff reports 

In Taunton, December 3, 2008 Bill R. died in his home on Gray Lock Ave in Taunton at the age of 74. Bill was the husband of Joan (Gamache) Winders and the late Nancy (Rose) Winders. Born in Wise, Virginia and educated in Kentucky Bill was the son the late Walter and Gladys (Sugges) Winders. After graduating from high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force then moved to Taunton in 1955. He was a retired Metal Spinner for Norwell Manufacturing in East Taunton. He was the lead Guitar player in his band called “Touch of Country” for 40 Years. He loved country and western music and casinos. Bill was the father of Luann “Candy” Mitchell of No. Dighton, Cheryl McPherson of Taunton, Billy W. Winders of Bridgewater, John J. Winders of Buzzards Bay. Step Father of Michael McCloud of Taunton, David McCloud of Taunton, Jeffrey McCloud of Hawaii and Lisa Camble of Virginia. Step Grandfather of Jennifer and Sarah McCloud of Taunton, Mazzy McCloud of Hawaii, Justin, Nicholas and Stephanie Camble of Virginia, Chrissy and Justin Sylvester of Bridgewater. Brother of Alice Davis, Carolyn Middleton, Shirley Helton and Anna Sue Doan all of Everts, Kentucky. Funeral from the O’Keefe-Wade Funeral Home, 70 Washington Street in Taunton,Tuesday December 9th at 10 an. Funeral Mass at St Andrew the Apostle on Tremont Street (St. Paul’s Church) Taunton at 11 am. Calling hours will be on Monday from 5-8 pm. Interment National Cemetery in Bourne ma at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Cars, 502 Bedford Street, Fall River, Ma, 02720 or American Lung Assoc, 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Ma, 02451. Visit our website  HYPERLINK "http://www.okeefewade.com" www.okeefewade.com to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions.  


 


 

Blackington, William

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Interment will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. Visiting hours will be Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. For direction and condolences, please visit our online website at


 


 

Bouchard, Evelyn (Maltacea)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. It has been requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn's memory to the charity of one's choice. For directions, obituary and guestbook:, . Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford - Woburn - Wilmington


 


 

Boyle, Alice

BOYLE, Alice Lifelong resident of South Boston, Dec. 4, 2008. Daughter of the late James F. and Rose Anne (Smith) Boyle. Loving sister of George Boyle of Seattle and the late John, Mary "Molly" Pyne, James and Florence Boyle. Also survived by 20 loving nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alice's memory to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607. Member of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and former member of St. Augustine's Parish


 


 

Buchanan, Josephine A. (Cremorosa)

and friends invited to attend. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. Obit/directions guestbook 


 


 

Buffone, Oleno "Lee"

Oleno "Lee" Buffone of Worcester, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008, in his home. His wife of nearly sixty years, Mary C. (DiCicco) Buffone, passed away in February. Lee is survived by his son Michael Buffone and his wife Mary Buffone; a daughter in law, Margaret A. (Direnzo) Buffone of Worcester; two grandchildren, Christina M. Burdulis and Vincent J. Buffone both of Worcester; a great grandson, Anthony Vincent Burdulis; three brothers, Salvatore "Butch" Buffone of Sutton, Nicholas Buffone of Millbury and Louis Buffone of Bath, Maine; a sister, Rose M. Varieur of Worcester; many nieces and nephews. A son, Vincent C. Buffone, passed away in February 2001; he was also pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Buffone, and nine brothers and sisters, Charles, Frank, Raymond, Joseph, Albert, Peter, Armando, George, and Carmella Buffone. Lee was born in Worcester, a son of Giuseppe and Antoinette (Belsito) Buffone, and has lived here all his life. He graduated from Commerce High School, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then enlisted to proudly serve his nation in The United States Navy, during World War II; where he was stationed aboard several ships in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatres. Mr. Buffone worked for the City of Worcester in the Department of Public Works for over thirty-five years. He held many positions including foreman of several departments, finally retiring as a supervisor. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Saint Ann Church, the East Side Post 201 American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the former Pope John Council of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Buffone enjoyed keeping active by playing golf and experiencing "The Wonder of It All". Lee believed that family was a gift and something to be cherished; he was especially blessed to have a special closeness with his grandchildren. Funeral services and calling hours are being held privately. MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester is honored to assist the family with arrangements.


 


 

Buyck, Charles M.

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Campbell, Joseph A.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephs memory to the Hanson Food Pantry, 214 Main St., Hanson, MA 02341. Arrangements by the Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home in Hanson. To send an online condolence, visit www.leightonmackinnon.com.


 


 

Carlie E. Gaida

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Cassidy, Sister Mary P.

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Cassidy, Sister Mary Patricia

Sister Mary Patricia Cassidy, 85, of the Sisters of Notre Dame, died Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. Sister Mary Patricia was born in Peabody, daughter of Thomas F. and Mary E. (McManus) Cassidy. She graduated from St. James High School in Salem and Emmanuel College in Boston. She earned master degrees in education from Salem State College and religious education from Fairfield University in Conn. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1940. She was a high school teacher for 25 years in Notre Dame Schools in Mass., Conn., and Rhode Island. In 1969, she changed the focus of her ministry to parish religious education. She served as director of religious education for 24 years in several parishes in Central Conn., retiring in 1993. She leaves five nephews, Edward Cassidy of Hampton, N.H., Paul Cassidy of Brooklyn, N.Y., Thomas Cassidy and Malcolm Cassidy, both in Vt., and Benjamin Cassidy of North Carolina; three nieces, Pat Cassidy of Salem, Judy Buchino of Vienna, Va. and Ellen Ribaldi of Marshfield; many great-nieces and great-nephews, and her sisters in religion, the Sisters on Notre Dame. Her three brothers, Thomas, John and Joseph Cassidy, and a great-nephew, Michael Cassidy, predeceased her. Calling hours at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, are Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The funeral Mass will follow at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Notre Dame Retirement Fund, 468 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095 or to the Michael Cassidy Scholarship Fund, 18 Heritage Dr., Hampton, NH 03842.


 


 

Cassidy SND, Sister Mary Patricia

SISTER MARY PATRICIA CASSIDY, S.N.D. In Worcester, December 4, at age 85. With the Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years. Born in Peabody, daughter of Thomas F. and Mary E. (McManus) Cassidy. Graduate of St. James H.S., Salem and Emmanuel College. Master Degrees from Salem State College and Fairfield Univ. High school teacher for 25 years in Notre Dame schools in MA, RI and CT, including St. Mary's in Lynn and St. John's in Peabody. In 1969, she shifted her ministry to parish religious education, serving several Churches in CT, before retiring in 1993. She leaves five nephews, Edward Cassidy of Hampton, NH, Paul Cassidy of Brooklyn, NY, Thomas Cassidy and Malcolm Cassidy, both in VT, and Benjamin Cassidy of NC; three nieces, Pat Cassidy of Salem, MA., Judy Buchino of Vienna, VA and Ellen Ribaldi of Marshfield, MA; many great-nieces and great-nephews, and her Sisters in Religion, the Sisters on Notre Dame. Her 3 brothers, Thomas, John and Joseph Cassidy, and a great-nephew, Michael Cassidy predeceased her. Calling hours are Tuesday, December 9, 3:30-6 PM at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. Funeral Mass to follow at 6 PM in the Chapel. Burial in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, donations to Notre Dame Retirement Fund, 468 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095 or the Michael Cassidy Scholarship Fund, 18 Heritage Drive, Hampton, NH 03842.


 


 

Centamore, Jennie E.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 p.m. Interment Canton Corner Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jennies memory to the Stanley P. Tippett Hospice Home, 920 South St., Needham, MA. Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home 781-828-2929


 


 

Centamore, Jennie E. (Tarquini)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment Canton Corner Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jennie's memory to the Stanley P. Tippett Hospice Home, 920 South St., Needham, MA. Roache-Pushard Family Funeral Home 781-828-2929


 


 

Champa, John L.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. John was born in Medford and died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday at age 83. John graduated from Boston Technical School. A U.S. ARMY Veteran, he served in WWII. For over 30 years, John was the owner of the North Randolph Cleaners, he retired in 1983. John was a member of the Randolph ELKS and the Randolph VFW. In his spare time John enjoyed boating and was a lifelong Boston Bruins fan. Resident of Randolph for the past 81 years. For directions or to send a sympathy message visit


 


 

Chapin, Eleanor Donahue

YARMOUTHPORT —Eleanor D. Chapin, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in Fort Collins, Colo. She lived in West Hartford, Conn., and retired to Yarmouthport. Mrs. Chapin was one of the first members of the West Hartford Belles and belonged to the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary. She was married for 57 years to the late Douglass Norton Chapin. Mrs. Chapin is survived by her son, Terry Chapin, and his wife, Jill, of Santa Monica, Calif.; her daughter, Joan Connor of Longwood, Fla.; granddaughter, Hollie Quinn, and her husband, Patrick, of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandson Joseph Connor IV of San Diego, Calif.; grandson Christopher Connor of Ludlow; and two great-granddaughters, Cassie and Michaela Quinn of Fort Collins, Colo. She is also survived by her niece, Dory O'Brien Marchildon, and her husband, Lee, of Yarmouthport; and nephews John Marchildon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ted Marchildon of Boston. Calling hours are on Monday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Conn. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Cheslousky, Carroll "Ches"

CHESLOUSKY, Carroll "Ches" 85, Of Framingham, passed away, Wed., Dec. 3rd at the Carlyle House Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Waterville, ME; he was the son of the late Stefan and Mary (Koialovich) Cheslousky. Ches was married to Gerene (Trudeau) for 55 years. She passed way in March of this year. Mr. Cheslousky was a graduate of Haverhill High School Class of 1941 and the Univ. of New Hampshire Class of 1952. He was a Mechanical Engineer with Fisher and Porter Co. for 40 years and was a member of the Massachusetts Waterworks Assoc. He served his country honorably with the Army during WWII, fighting in Northern France. "Ches" was an avid golfer and longtime member of Framingham Country Club. He continued to enjoy lunch at the club until his death. He is survived by one daughter Susan Darnell and her husband Jim of El Paso, TX; and two grandsons; Jeep and Jake Darnell who were the joys of his life. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 12 at 10:30am at St. Bridget's Church in Framingham with burial to follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St., in ASHLAND. (, ). Donations may be made to Education Fund at the Framingham Heart Center, 99 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702.


 


 

Christian, Norman A.

CHRISTIAN, Norman A. "Nubby" In Nashua, NH, formerly of Concord, MA, Dec. 5, retired 32 year Concord, MA firefighter. Beloved husband of 52 years of Norine M. (O'Neil) Christian. Father of Michael N. and his wife Debra of Middleton, WI, Patricia M. of Acton and Cathryn C. O'Dell and her husband Patrick of Manchester, NH. Grandfather of Shannon, Douglas and Timothy. Brother of Leita Blood of Rochester, NH and the late Joseph, Edward and Charles "Bucky" Christian. Funeral Wed., Dec. 10th from the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., CONCORD CENTER at 9 am followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord at 10 am. Interment Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Visiting hours Tuesday, Dec. 9th from 4 to 8 pm. Navy veteran WWII and Korea. Donations in his memory may be made to Concord Firefighters Association, 219 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742. For obituary, direction or guest book visit, Dee Funeral Home of Concord (978) 369-2030 Caring for families since 1868


 


 

Coleman, John

COLEMAN, John "Big Red" Longtime food industry exec, passed away at age 76 in Naples FL. A founding member of Knights of the Grip in CT and MA, VP at Knott Sheehan Food Brokers, member New England Food Foundations, past president of Grocery Mfg Representative of New England. "Man of the Year' award in 2002 for NEWFDA are just a few of John's accomplishments in the Food Trade. During his retirement John spent many years working with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer helping to build houses for those in need. He was a past president of Royal Palm CC in Naples, FL and was a tremendous mentor to many in the Alcoholics Anonymous program. John leaves behind wife Millie of 54 years, son Paul and wife Janet, son Mark & wife Paula, daughter Tracey and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mary, brothers Edward, wife Joan, Richard, wife Maureen, Michael, friend Laurie and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat 12/13/08 at 10:00 at St Peter The Apostle Church on 5025 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd, in Naples, FL. Memorial donations in John's name can be made to Avow Hospice at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery 239-597-3101.


 


 


 


 

Conlon Sr., Richard G.

TUESDAY 4-8PM. His Funeral will be held WEDNESDAY at 10am from the POCASSET MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 462 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI with a 11am Mass at Good Shepherd Church, Fall River. Burial at Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. www.almeida-pocasset.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720.


 


 

Connolly, Eugenia D.

DENNIS —Eugenia D. Connolly of Dennis and Cotuit passed away in the early hours of June 15, 2008, after a period of declining health. She was the widow of the late Leo W. Connolly of Brookline and Hingham. Eugenia was born in Quincy and attended Boston Latin High School. She worked at the Harvard Business School as a secretary in the Department of the Navy, as well as an administrative assistant in the Hingham Public Schools and assistant to the superintendent of schools. Upon moving to Cape Cod, Eugenia worked for the Social Security Administration, holding several positions simultaneously due to her business experience and capabilities. Eugenia was a dedicated caregiver to her husband and her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Dergay of Dennis. She enjoyed spending her time working in her yard, as well as sewing, knitting and pursuing other personal development courses. Eugenia was known for her sense of fashion and appreciation of nature's beauty. Her beloved dog Corky was a great comfort and companion to her. Eugenia is survived by her daughter, Lee Connolly Weill of Cotuit, her son-in-law Norman E. Weill of Cotuit, and her daughter-in-law, Nancy J. Weill of LaGrange Park, Ill., as well as cousins, nieces and nephews on both the East and West Coasts. A small, private, graveside memorial service was held Sept. 5, 2008, at the Dennis Union Cemetery, in celebration of her life. The Rev. Elizabeth Endicott presided, and a reception followed at the Harvest Gallery in Dennis Village. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the following organizations or charities: Village Improvement Society of Dennis, P.O. Box 779, Dennis, MA 02638-0779; the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Educational Programs Fund, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638; the VNA of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601, or the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Cape Cod Branch, 3981 Main St./Route 6A, East Brewster, MA 02631.


 


 

Considine, Patrick J.

& friends are invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Retired Member of I.L.A. Union Local # 799, Former Employee of The Boston Bruins. In lieu of flowers, kindly make Memorial Donations in Pat's name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence please visit


 


 

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Cruise, Margaret R.

BROCKTON Margaret R. (Neafsey) Cruise, 85, of Brockton, died Saturday morning, Dec. 6, 2008, at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Cruise. She is survived by her children, Peg Cruise, Mary Ellen Churchill, Paul Cruise, Timothy Cruise, Maureen Cruise and Meghan Cassidy. Complete obituary to follow on Monday. Funeral arrangements to be announced by the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rte. 123), Brockton, 508-586-0254 or www.RussellFuneralHome.com.


 


 

Cryan, Michael J.

, Boys Town, NE 68010, 800-217-3700. www.nickersonbourne funeralhome 


 


 

Cryan, Michael James

CRYAN, Michael James Died on November 26, 2008 in Falmouth, at the age of 70. Mr. Cryan was born in Boston in 1938. He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy, graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. Mr. Cryan served in the United States Army, from which he received an Honorable Discharge; he was an active member of AMVETS in Falmouth. Before retiring in 2003, Mr. Cryan worked in human resources, sales and nursing. Mr. Cryan was the son of the late Margaret (nee Mulrey; later Fothergill) and Michael Cryan, and stepson of the late Chelsea Police Captain Edward Fothergill. He was married to the late Joan (Dailey) Cryan, and is survived by three children: Michael S. Cryan, Esq. of Upper Montclair, New Jersey and Los Angeles; Elizabeth Wilber of Woods Hole; and Stephen Cryan of Pocasset; two grandchildren: Madison and Ethan Cryan; and five siblings: John Fothergill of Chelsea; Laureen Quinlan of Shrewsbury and Naples, Fla.; Meri Ellen Crowley of Ormond Beach, Fla.; Paul Fothergill of Randolph; and Deborah McIvor of New Canaan, Conn. Mr. Cryan was predeceased by his brother Richard Fothergill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 841 Shore Road in Pocasset. Interment with full military honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, P.O. Box 6000-Memorial, Boys Town, NE 68010 ((800) 217-3700). www.nickersonbourne


 


 

D'Amato, Ted Vincent

D'AMATO, Ted Vincent In West Roxbury, 94+ years old, died on December 3 in his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vivian, his daughter Audrea of Roslindale, his three sons, Bobby of Toronto, Paul of Chicago and Carl of Rockport, Maine. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Sara, Emily & Corinna, his grandsons Kyle, Luka, Max and Marco and his dog Sophie, all of whom loved him dearly. The family wishes to thank all his friends and neighbors who spent the last 6 weeks of his life sharing great stories, music, food & love with him. Also thanks to all the doctors and nurses who cared for him and kept him with us for the last 25 years. Funeral arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hospice of the Good Sheppard, 2042 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468 in Ted's memory. You are invited to send reflections and remembrances to: ted@, . The website is:, William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600


 


 

Dallas, Frances (Barrow)

DALLAS, Frances (Barrow) Of Chestnut Hill, formerly of New York City, December 1, 2008. Loving wife of the late Gus Dallas, sister of the late Gordon and Norman Barrow and the late Winifred Wilson, Aunt of Myrna Tiffany of Lowell, Barbara Morra of Chestnut Hill, Linda Dennis of East Harwich, and William Barrow of Andover. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Brasco & Sons Memorial 773 Moody St., WALTHAM, assisted the family with arrangements., WALTHAM 781-893-6260


 


 

DeFrancisco, Alice

NEW BEDFORD —Alice DeFrancisco, 86, of Dartmouth died Thursday December 4, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lawrence DeFrancisco and Benjamin Grebstein. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Monteiro) Aires, she lived in Providence and Central Falls, RI, before moving to Florida. She had resided at the Cedars in Dartmouth since last year. Mrs. DeFrancisco was formerly employed as a film developer for A. Watt & Sons in Providence. Survivors include a sister, Eva Sylvia of New Bedford; and four nephews, Paul and Peter Sylvia, and Daniel and John Aires. She was the sister of the late Joshua and Francisco Aires. Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 12 Noon at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 6-8 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


 


 

Deschenes, Linda T. (Artesani)

& friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, W. Roxbury. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in LInda's memory to Mass General Hospital Pulmonary & Critical Unit, C/O of Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Ste. 600, Boston, MA 02214. Former Secretary Quincy Medical Center, Graduate of Aquinas Jr. College, Newton. For directions & guestbook, George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500


 


 

Desmarais, Claire A.

will be Tuesday morning only 9:30 AM to 11 AM at Rock Funeral Home followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford at 11:30 AM. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. 


 


 

Devenis, Jonas E.

and friends are kindly invited to attend. Calling hours prior to service 9:30-11AM. Donations in his memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, PO Box 55764, Boston, MA 02205 or to the Museum of Stamps & Postal History, 235 Wellesley St. at Regis College, Weston, MA 02493. Interment private. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800


 


 

DiBerardinis, Boniface

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DiDomenico, Tina (Camelio)

DiDOMENICO, Tina (Camelio) Of Cambridge, December 5. Beloved wife of the late Nicola E. DiDomenico. Devoted mother of Marie Vaudo and her husband Sal, Sal DiDomenico and his wife Marie, Linda Cafarella and her husband Ron. Loving grandmother of Marianne Malvarosa and her husband Stan. Salvi Vaudo, David Vaudo and his wife Alicia, Sal DiDomenico and his wife Tricia, Lisa Lavoie and her husband Brian, Brenda Giunta and her husband Joe, Allison DiDomenico, Erik Cafarella and his wife Elizabeth, Jason Cafarella and Nicole Cafarella. Big Nana to 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Dora Brown, Elio Camelio and Alba Passerini. Sister-in-law of Elisa DiDomenico and Nancy Camelio. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at 6th St.), EAST CAMBRIDGE Wednesday at 9 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 325 Cambridge Street., Cambridge at 10 AM. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting Monday. 7-9 PM; Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Please visit: donovan, . for guestbook or directions.


 


 

DiStaula, Frances A. (Filoramo)

and friends may call at the Funeral Home Tuesday, 4-8 PM. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery. For obit/directions/guestbook:


 


 

Donald A. Domey

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Donald C. Wheeler

Friday, December 5, 2008 3:17 PM - Staff reports 

Donald C Wheeler, aged 73 years, of Middleboro, passed away on Dec. 3, 2008, at Radius Health Care, Plymouth, after a 33 year battle with multiple sclerosis. He was the husband of Carol J (Kern) Wheeler; they had been married for 51 years. He was born in Taunton, son of the late George E and Elsie (Lockhart) Wheeler. He attended Middleboro schools, and was a graduate from Saunders Electronics School of Boston. He was a longtime member of the Central Congregational Church, Middleboro, where he sang in the choir for many years. He joined the United States Navy, in 1953, and was honored to be chosen to serve aboard the first atomic submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus, as a member of its original crew. At the age of 18, he was the youngest member of that crew.  Before his illness, he was a cranberry grower, and established Cranberry Acres Incorporated. He enjoyed traveling, as well as hiking and skiing. He was a member of the Middleboro Ski Club and the Nautilus Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife of Middleboro, one son; Donald Scott Wheeler and his wife Barbara, one grandson; Curtis K Wheeler, all of Middleboro, one brother; Duane E Wheeler and his wife Sandra of Raynham. A time of visitation, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held on Mon. Dec. 8th from 10 to 11 am, with a memorial service to be held on Mon. at 11 am, in the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St. Middleboro. Burial will take place in Central Cemetery, Carver. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to: Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster St. Middleboro, MA 02346, would be appreciated. For more information, please visit www.eggerandashleyfh.com    


 


 

Donohue, Elizabeth Anne (Dunn)

Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1222 Main St., Worcester, on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the State Head Injury Program, 27 Wormwood St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02210.


 


 

Donohue, Elizabeth Ann (Dunn)

Elizabeth A. (Dunn) Donohue, formerly of Worcester and Harwich, died peacefully in her sleep, with family members by her side on December 4th, 2008 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Westborough. Elizabeth (Betty) was born on February 9th, 1922 in Northampton, to William and Katherine (Lucey) Dunn. Betty graduated from Northampton High School and later attended Smith College and Worcester State College. She worked at the Springfield Armory during World War II where she met her husband, the late Sylvester (Mike) Donohue. After raising a family, Betty returned to work as a proofreader at Heffernan Press, a substitute teacher, and a clerk for the City of Worcester. She was active in the PTA of Heard Street School and Our Lady of Angels School. Betty was a founding Board Member of the State Head Injury Program of Massachusetts. She was an excellent advocate for her son, Michael, and other members of the Program. Betty enjoyed her retirement on Cape Cod yet was always available to her children. Betty leaves her seven children, Timothy and his wife, Anne of Quincy, Susan Simitis and her husband Richard, Peter Donohue and his wife Linda, and Andrew, all of Worcester; Michael from Hyannis, Paul from Dennis and Mark of Holden. She took particular delight in her four grandchildren, Catherine, Matthew, Aileen and Alyssa and her four great grandchildren, Shauna, Kara, Timmy and Will. The family especially wants to thank the staff at Whitney Place Assisted Living, and Beaumont Nursing Home for their wonderful care and concern for Betty. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Monday, December 8th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1222 Main St., Worcester, on Tuesday, December 9th at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the State Head Injury Program, 27 Wormwood St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02210.


 


 

Donovan, Dorothy L. (Rooney)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St. QUINCy Wednesday at 10:00 am. Funeral Mass in St. Ann's Church, Neponset, Wednesday at 11 am. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8pm. Burial in Hanover Center Cemetery, Donations in memory of Mrs. Donovan may be made to a charity of your choice. Call 1-800-Keohane or see, for directions & online condolences.


 


 

Dorothy E. Phinney

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Doucette, Janet F. (Loiselle)

Janet F. (Loiselle) Doucette, 82, of Auburn, died Saturday in UMass Memorial Healthcare, after a brief illness. She is survived by a son, Stephen, of Shrewsbury; three daughters, Catherine of Southbridge, Debra of Auburn, and Cindy and her husband Brian McNamara, of Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, and a sister, Florence Landry. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Loiselle. She graduated from Forsyth dental school of Boston. She was employed by the City of Worcester, Department of Public Health, as a dental hygienist, she retired in 1989. She was a past secretary of the Holiday Rambler recreational vehicle club, and enjoyed camping and travelling. She was a member of Saint Joseph's Church in Auburn. Her funeral will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 AM in Saint Joseph's Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial and visiting hours will be private. For Janet's guestbook and online memorial or for directions visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com


 


 

Dracut, Norman Ruest

Norman Ruest Dracut, decorated Army vet, Korean War; 77 DRACUT Norman Ruest, 77, a resident of Dracut, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette R. (Belanger) Ruest with whom he was married for 52 years. Born in Dracut, on January 2, 1931, he was a son of the late Florian and Yvonne (Decelle) Ruest. Mr. Ruest served with the United States Army during the Korean War, and was awarded several commendations including the Purple Heart which he received for wounds inflicted during conflict in 1953. He was a member of the Dracut American Legion, Post 315, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid boating enthusiast, enjoying summers at Lake Winnipesaukee. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, and was a member of the 495th R/C Squadron in Tewksbury, MA. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a communicant of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut, and also was a member of the Dracut Senior Citizens Club. Prior to his retirement in 1993, he was employed by the General Electric Company in Westwood. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael N. and Ann J. Ruest of Groton; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Arthur Gagne of Dracut; three grandchildren, Hannah Ruest and Michael N. Ruest, Jr. of Groton, and Stacey Gagne of Dracut; also several nieces and nephews among whom is Ronald Ruest and his wife, Patricia of Marlboro. He was a brother of the late Edgar and Roland Ruest. RUEST Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth St., from 4 until 7 P.M. on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 11 A.M. in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com


 


 

Drey, Gertrude

and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in memory of Gertrude to Notre Dame Academy, 1073 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For directions and messages of condolence


 


 

Dunn, Paul Winston "Win"

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Dunne Jr., Edward R.

and friends are invited to attend the Funeral, Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Rte.20), WALTHAM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Greater Boston Assoc. for Retarded Citizens, 1249 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02221. For complete obituary, guestbook, and directions please visit


 


 

Efron, Karen J. (Cormier)

and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday in the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home from 4 - 8 PM. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Karen may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home 617-277-7652


 


 

Elgh, Eleanore A.

Eleanore A. (Massey) (Davis) Elgh, 90, of Maple Ave., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. She was the wife of Ralph Elgh, to whom she was married for 63 years. In addition to her husband, she leaves her daughter Carlenne Brown and her husband James of Holden; a son Carl G. Elgh of Millbury and Rhode Island; and a granddaughter Jennifer (Brown) Manning of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Alfred and Annie (Mulrain) Massey. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Martin Davis. Eleanore graduated from Holden District Hospital School of Nursing, where she worked as an RN and private duty nurse for 21 years. Later she transferred to Worcester County Hospital, where she worked for an additional 21 years as a nurse, occupational therapist, and the director of activities before retiring in 1981. She was a lover of animals, enjoyed ceramics and loved camping in Rindge, N.H. A private graveside service will be held at Rural Cemetery, Rutland, at the convenience of the family. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MSPCA- Angell Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130; or the Sweet Pea Friends of Rutland Animals Inc., P.O. Box 897, Rutland, MA 01543. www.milesfuneralhome.com


 


 

Elkins, Kenneth D.

ELKINS, Kenneth D. Of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Wakefield and Sandown, NH, Nov. 16. Beloved husband of Cheryll Ann (Ells) Elkins. Devoted father of Justin Daniel, Timothy James and Zachary Kenneth. Brother of Pamela J. McLean and husband, Brian of Groveland and Stephen R. Elkins and wife, Katherine of Franklin. Uncle of Nicholas and Julia Elkins. A celebration of life memorial service was held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Orlando.


 


 

Ellis Jr., Peter S.

Nurses Assoc. or the Oliva Patient Comfort Fund, in care of Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect Street, Milford MA 01747. bumafuneralhome.com 


 


 

Falconer, Charles Edward

FALCONER, Charles Edward Age 55, was born on March 9, 1953, in Boston and died suddenly on Dec. 1, 2008. Educated in Braintree, he received numerous awards for his outstanding athletic accomplishments in the areas of gymnastics, track and field. A lifelong accomplished musician, he led his own band for many years. His love of nature, fish, wildlife and animals persisted throughout his life. Charles was employed by Gem Gravures of Hanover. Formerly he was employed by Kao Info Systems, where he was an ambassador for the Asia Pacific markets, establishing startup project locations and training programs in Japan and India. He was an active member and Marshall of the Milton Masonic Lodge AF & AM, and also their proxy to the Grand Lodge. He was the DeMolay Dad to the South Shore DeMolay Chapter. Charles is survived by his wife, Kristin (Fyfe), daughter, Jesse, and son Gordon of South Weymouth, his son Ryan of Mashpee and his son Alexander of Boston. He is also survived by his mother, Marguerite E. Falconer of Chatham, and sister, Susan J. Falconer of San Francisco. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Charles will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 625 Main St., Chatham on Dec. 13 at 11 AM. Reception will follow immediately in the Parish Hall.


 


 

Fawcett Jr., Herbert

NEW BEDFORD —Herbert Fawcett, Jr., 76, of Dartmouth died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband for 46 years of Anna T. (Sylvia) Fawcett and son of the late Herbert and Bernadette (Bertrand) Fawcett. He was born in Acushnet residing in Dartmouth most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth. Mr. Fawcett was self-employed in the trucking industry. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Airman, First Class. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck and a life member of V.F.W. Thomas E. Tuttle Post 7239. Survivors include his wife, Anna T. (Sylvia) Fawcett of Dartmouth; 2 daughters, Theresa A. Sylvia and her husband, Henry of Westport and Ann M. Donnelly of Dartmouth; a son-in-law, Jerry Carreau, Jr. of Dartmouth; 1 brother, Robert W. Fawcett of Dartmouth; 1 grandson, Henry Scott Sylvia of Westport; 2 nephews, Michael & Kevin Fawcett; 2 aunts and several cousins. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck c/o Marie Santos, 174 Townsend St., New Bedford, MA 02745. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.


 


 

Flynn, John

FLYNN, John "Jack" 74, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 in Racine, WI. He was born in Boston, MA on April 4th, 1934, the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Salmon) Flynn of Counties Mayo & Galway, Ireland. Jack graduated from Boston College in 1956, where he was a running back for the BC Eagles Football Team. He proudly served his country as a Captain and company commander in the US Marine Corps. He was also the USMC heavy weight Boxing champion. Jack loved sports and dedicating much of his time to helping his community. Jack was a trustee and chairman for the scholarship, and Golden Gloves Committees for the Agerholm-Gross Detachment League (Marine Corps), Chairman of Crime and Safety for Racine County [TRIAD]; former Chairman of the Golden Gloves of Wisconsin; a Silver medal winner at the National Senior Olympics for Volleyball. Jack was a loving and devoted father and true friend to anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lynn Flynn of Chelmsford, his children Robin Flynn of Boston; Rondeau Flynn and his wife Pamela of Braintree; sister Mary and husband Joe Findlen of Dedham; brother Steve Flynn and wife Eileen of Chelmsford; his friend June Pomaville and his dog Mindy. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and many friends from the Boston and Racine Communities. A Memorial Service will be held at Mission Church at a later date.


 


 

Foley Jr., William T.

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Fredrickson, Bror O.

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Friberg, Hugo

Hugo Friberg, 91, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Westborough, died on Wednesday, December 4, 2008, at the Venice Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Shirley (Brigham) Friberg, to whom he was married to for 55 years. Born in Kristinehamn, Sweden, he was the son of the late Carl and Maria (Karlsson) Friberg. He was educated in Westborough schools and attended Northeastern University. During World War II he served with the U. S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Friberg was the owner of Friberg Tool and Dye, Inc. prior to his retirement. He attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was a member of Vasa Lodge in Worcester. Hugo immigrated to the United States in 1928 and lived in Westborough for 57 years moving to Venice, Florida in 1985. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Paul H. Friberg and his wife Andrea of Holden; one daughter, Nancy Friberg DeSante and her husband William of Chatham, NJ; four grandchildren, Sarah Friberg, Jonathan Friberg, Elizabeth DeSante and Christopher DeSante; one niece, Marianne Salah and two nephews, Robert Briggs and Greg Chase. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 11, at 11:00 A.M. in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday, December 10 from 6 to 8 P.M. westboroughfuneralhome.com


 


 

Gacek, Anna M.

NEW BEDFORD —Anna M. (Zajac) Gacek, 99, of New Bedford died Thursday December 4, 2008 at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility. She was the wife of the late Bronislaw J. Gacek. Born in Northbridge, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Dynko) Zajac. She was a graduate of Hyannis Teachers College and was the fifth grade teacher at the Parting Ways School in Acushnet from 1935- 1971. She studied at the Jagellionian University in Krakow and the University of Warsaw during the summers of 1936 and 1939 under the auspices of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. She taught Polish classes at the Pilsudski School of Polish Culture in New Bedford for many years. Mrs. Zajac was a very dedicated person in regard to Polish culture and history here in the United States and also in Poland. She was the founder of the Polish Women's Business and Professional Club of Greater New Bedford in 1937 and received recognition for her devotion to the club and was made an honorary member at the 50th celebration of the organization in 1987. She served as president of the Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs Inc. from 1940-1943 and was honored as Woman of the Year in 1979 at the annual convention held in Three Rivers, MA. In 1945 she became involved with the Sarmatia Art Guild, which was a national organization which sponsored art competitions throughout the United States in which children and adults participated. She was chairman of the competition during the millennium of Poland in 1966. She was the director of the local Sarmatia Folk Dancers and was the choreographer for several years. She was awarded first prize, a hand painted dowry chest from the Lowicz district in Poland which was filled with many hand made folk articles, in a international competition sponsored by the Polonia Organization. In commemoration of the 110th and 160th anniversaries of Ignace Jan Paderewski and Frederic Chopin, Mrs. Gacek issued unique blue prints that she prepared and Matthew Gacek of Syracuse, NY (no relation) was commissioned to draw up. The print was published on October 17, 1970 and commemorative prints were distributed throughout the country to various libraries and also in Poland. She wrote an "Ode To Poland" which was published in the Catholic Digest and was chosen for the Braille Edition. "America, I Speak To Thee" was written after the Yalta Treaty and was published by the Polish American United Organizations in New Bedford and was sent to every member in Congress. She organized her own publishing house known as the Sarmatia Publications and published three books which reached folk art enthusiasts throughout the country. The books were on "Wycinanki", Polish folk paper cuts, and "Pisanki", Easter egg decorating. A display case was donated to the Pulaski School in New Bedford by the Polish Women's Business and Professional Club and Mrs. Gacek donated the Polish artifacts and costumes that are on display. Even though she never had children of her own, she devoted her life to educating her students and many other children regardless of their cultural background. She received the "Honor of Merit Cross" from the Polish government in exile in 1953 for meritorious service and also was awarded a citation from the Sarmatia Universal, Inc. in Cambridge in 1960. Mrs. Gacek was awarded "Hats Off" by the Standard-Times in 1938, 1952, and 1961. Mrs. Gacek was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Teachers. She was a composer of original songs and poems which were published in many Polish and American periodicals. She was awarded poet of the year in 1991 and 1992 by the World of Poetry. Many of her treasured artifacts and publications were donated to the Orchard Lake Schools, in Orchard Lake, Michigan. A room in the archives was dedicated to her. The Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and the Polish Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. also received donations. She is survived by four nephews, Michael Zajac and his Ann and Peter Zajac and his wife Judith, all of New Bedford, Henry Zajac and his wife Kathy of Mattapoisett, and Mort Zajac and his wife Barbara of Mashpee; four nieces, Janet Shartle and her husband Len of Fairhaven, Rosemary Bowman and her husband Walter of Mattapoisett, Suzanne Whitehead and her husband Paul of Rochester, and Paula Lambalot and her husband Charles of Mansfield; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Thaddeus Zajac, Henry Zajac, Bertha Debski, Wanda Zajac, and Micheline Zajac. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 3-6 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


 


 

Gail Lorraine Reynolds

Thursday, December 4, 2008 12:57 PM - Staff reports 

Reynolds-Gail Lorraine (Evans), of Worcester (formerly of E. Taunton,) passed on Nov. 22, 2008, at age 68. Loving mother of Michael, Edward (Ann) William, Bonny, Beth, Tom, Derek (Jody). Cherished Grandmother of 19, Dear Great grandmother of 9. Loving sister of Marie, Kenneth, Abbott, and Wendy. Family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 518 Middleboro Ave., E. Taunton. She will be sorely missed.  


 


 

Gardella, Elena Shinn

and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the MGH Elena & Joseph Gardella Memorial Fund, c/o MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. J.S. Waterman & Sons & Waring Wellesley 81-235-4110


 


 

Gardner, Marjorie M. (Meuse)

& friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Sunday 3-7pm. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers donations in Marjorie's memory may be made to Hospice Of The North Shore, 10 Elm St. Danvers, MA 01923. For directions & guestbook see, Spadafora Funeral Home, 781-324-8680


 


 

Gayewski, Joself Alec

Joself Alec Gayewski, infant son of Ana Ward and Robert A. Gayewski Jr., died on November 23,2008. He leaves a brother, Noah Gayewski and a sister Molly Ward. A funeral was held at Sacred Heart Parish with a burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Webster, MA, on December 4, 2008, Graham, Putnam, & Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main St., Worcester directed the arrangements.


 


 

Giusto, Dyane Patricia (Raftery)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Monday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. For directions, obituary and guestbook, please visit:, Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington


 


 

Gomes Sr., Christian A.

and friends invited to attend visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., CANTON Tuesday 5-8 PM. The visitation will conclude with a Prayer Service at 8 PM. Interment private. Retired 50-year employee of Plymouth Rubber & former President of the Canton Fish & Game Club. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Fish & Game Club, 25 Nasir Ahmad Road, Canton, MA 02021. Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home (781) 828-0811


 


 

Goncalves, Henrique J.

WAREHAM —Henrique J. Goncalves, 83, of Wareham, died December 5, 2008 in Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Jennie A. (Barros) Goncalves. They were married for 55 years. He was the son of the late Jose R. and Angelica (Lomba) Goncalves. He was born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands and moved to Wareham in 1953. Mr. Goncalves worked as a supervisor at Ocean Spray Cranberry Company for 35 years before retiring. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. He enjoyed gardening and traveling. He was a great handyman. He enjoyed being with his family especially his grandsons and great grandson. Survivors include his widow; 2 sons, Henrique J. Gonsalves, Jr. and his wife, Joy of Onset and David Mendes of Spain; 2 daughters, Deborah L. Goncalves and her friend, Howard Wade of San Francisco and Candida Lobo of Providence, RI; 2 grandsons, Nicholas Goncalves and Henrique J. Gonsalves, III of Onset; a great grandson, Devaughn Goncalves of Onset; several nephews and nieces. His sister, Eugenia Periera predeceased him. His funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rte.28), Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. For directions and online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Gorman, Dorothy

and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday from 2-4 PM. Interment Holyhood Cemetery., Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600 


 


 

Gray Sr., Robert J "Bob"

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Grotkowski, Dorothy Nickerson "Dot"

DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. —Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Nickerson Grotkowski, 85, resident of Diamondhead, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Gulfport. Mrs. Grotkowski was a native of Boston, where her family arrived in 1637. Her family heritage included being a descendant of William Nickerson, who founded the town of Chatham. She was an active member of the Nickerson Family Association, member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis, and a devoted wife and mother. She was a great lover of music, boating and cultivating roses. She had a particular affection for Cape Cod, Nova Scotia and Mississippi She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Grotkowski; parents, Howard Clinton and Mildred Lyle Nickerson; brother, Howard Clinton Nickerson II; and granddaughter, Tara Rose Grotkowski. She is survived by sons Edward Michael Grotkowski of Diamondhead and James Robert Grotkowski and his wife, Doreen, of Diamondhead; and grandchildren Jimmy Grotkowski, Gina Grotkowski and Hugh Grotkowski. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Our Lady of the Gulf in Bay St. Louis on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. A graveside service will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Hyannis, Monday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. An online guest book may be signed at riemannfamily.com.


 


 

Guarente, Anda M.

and friends invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday, 4-8 PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, DANVERS SQUARE. 


 


 

Guthrie, David W.

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Hanafin, Eileen J.

and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours omitted. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Natick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Eileen's Memory to the Melanoma Center at Mass General Hospital, 55 Fruit St.t, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and guestbook, George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100


 


 

Hanley, James Edward

and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4-8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. John the Evangelist Church, 147 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA 01907. Directions and guestbook:


 


 

Hansen, Niels-Peter

Niels-Peter Hansen lived in Chelmsford, engineer, Navy vet; 66 HUBBARDSTON/CHELMSFORD Niels-Peter Hansen, 66, of Hubbardston, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, in UMass Memorial Healthcare, Worcester, after an extended illness. He leaves his beloved wife of 43 years, Deborah A. (Howard) Hansen; two sons, Peter N. Hansen of New York City, and Howard C. Hansen and his wife, Mayrena of Gardner; a daughter, Margaret G. Germagian and her husband, Mark of Hubbardston; three grandchildren, Gregory, Alison and Seth; a sister-in-law, Sr. Simone of the Evangelical Sisters of Mary of Australia (Priscilla Jane Howard); a brother, Frithjof Carl Hansen and his wife, Theresa of Beverly; two sisters, Christiane Hansen-Mitev of Beverly Farms, and Margaret Hansen Knowlton and her husband, Thomas of Beverly; and nieces and nephews, Kirsten Carr, Bettina Sullivan, Emily Osborne, Liselotte Rivera, Sylvia Klebsch, Paul Hansen-Mitev, F. Carl Hansen, Kelli Wesner, and Daniel Knowlton. A sister, Karin Hansen Carr, predeceased him. He was born in Zehlendorf, Germany, son of Frithjof Niels Carl Hansen and Dr. Liselotte (Lachmann) Hansen. He was raised in Beverly Farms, and lived 25 years in Chelmsford before moving to Hubbardston three years ago. Peter was a graduate of Beverly High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Gordon College in Wenham and later earned his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War as an instructor at the Electrical Engineering School at Great Lakes, Illinois. Peter was a research engineer and worked in the Astronomy Research Facility at the University of MA in Amherst; at Honeywell Corp. in Lexington; and at Exergen in Watertown. He was a member of the American Society of Spectroscopy, American Optical Society, IEEE and he was listed in Who's Who in Physics in America. HANSEN Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 11th, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. The funeral service for Peter will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 12th, in the Heritage Bible Chapel, 182 Brooks Station Rd., Princeton. A reception will follow the service at the church. Burial will be private in Beverly Farms Cemetery, Beverly. Flowers may be sent or donations be made to the Heritage Bible Chapel, Building or Mission Trips Funds, P.O. Box 1096, Princeton, MA 01541. www.milesfuneralhome.com


 


 

Harder, Margaret C. (Zitzow)

and friends invited to attend. 


 


 

Harding, Phyllis M. (Ferren)

and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON on Monday 4-7PM, Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis' name may be sent to Sr. Jeremy's Fund for the Needy, Box 996 Manomet, MA, 02345 For directions and on line guest Book


 


 

Harrington Jr., Daniel F.

& friends are invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Late U.S. Navy Vet, of WWII. Member of Boston Firefighters Union Local # 718. In lieu of flowers kindly make memorial donations in Dan's name to The Salvation Army, 147 Berkley St. Boston, MA 02116. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit


 


 

Healy, Paul R.

HEALY, Paul R. 85, Ft. Myers, Florida & Harwich, MA, November 21, 2008. Born in Boston, MA. Beloved husband of Virginia. Son of Grace (Tierney) and Thomas Healy. Lived in Roslindale. Paul joined the Navy in 1942 and fought in the South Pacific. He was assigned to a P.T. Boat squadron with John F. Kennedy. J.F.K. trained on Paul's boat, the 114 before Kennedy got command of his own boat the 109. Paul and J.F.K. became quite good friends. After being discharged from the military Paul enrolled at Boston University and upon graduation went to work for United Fruit in South America as a Plantation Manager. After several years he then joined Budweiser as a New England and New York State Sales Manager. After leaving Budweiser, Paul opened the "Chuck Wagon" Restaurant in Harwich, MA. Paul and his wife Virginia decided to sell the "Chuck Wagon" and bought the Old Brewster Golf Course, now Ocean Edge. Paul, who loved to play golf, managed the Brewster Club and at the same time earned his P.G.A card. He and Virginia sold the golf course in 1976 and eventually retired to Florida. Besides his wife Virginia, he leaves his sister Barbara Caputo and her husband Adam both of Needham, MA and his sister Joan McCarthy of Nashua, NH. He also leaves a brother, Donald Healy and his wife Mary of Framingham, MA, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Richard, and Robert.


 


 

Heffernan, Mary T.

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Heileman, Robert D.

HEILEMAN, Robert D. Formerly of Winchester, died Dec. 5, at the age of 83. Born in Somerville, he and his family lived with his maternal grandparents in Walpole, MA, during the Depression. He moved to Melrose at the age of 14, and graduated from Melrose High in 1943. He served in the 450th Army Air Force Base Unit from 1943 - 1946, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was trained as a radio operator on the B-29. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1949. In the 1960's, he was President and owner of Evans Supply Company, Winchester, MA and held several pneumatic tool patents. He was the New England District Sales Manager for Dana Corporation, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, from 1972 until his retirement in 1991. He died at Sunrise Assisted Living in Leominster, MA, where he was a much loved resident for the past two years. Beloved husband of Esther Jonah Heileman, to whom he was married from October 1999 until his death. Survived by his three children and their spouses, Janet and Edward Luongo of New Ipswich, NH, David and Diane Heileman of Halifax, VT, and Elizabeth and John Speziale of Billerica, MA. Loving grandfather of Matthew Oliveira and his wife Lori of New Ipswich, NH, Christopher Speziale, of Astoria, NY, Timothy and Sara Speziale of Billerica, MA, Robert David Heileman and Kassidi Heileman Ramirez, of Halifax, VT, Melanie Olajos and her husband Tom of Colchester, CT. He is also survived by two great-grandsons, twelve nieces and nephews, and many members of the Hambrook family and Collings family from his second and third marriages. He is predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Estes Heileman and Calvin Marx Heileman. Brother of the late Richard C. Heileman of Santa Monica, CA, and the late Ruth Cass of Simpsonville, SC. He was married to the late Jeane Shimer of Melrose and Winchester, MA from 1946 until her death in 1994. He was married to Jane Lois McLaughlin Hambrook of Easton, PA, from 1996 until her death in 1998. The family will receive friends and relatives at Lane's Funeral Home, 760 Main Street, WINCHESTER, MA, from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8. He will be buried beside his wife Jeane in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Sunrise of Leominster, 6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453. Lane Funeral Home Winchester 781-729-2580


 


 

Higgins SUSC, Sister Margaret

SISTER MARGARET HIGGINS, SUSC Died on December 3, 2008, after a brief illness. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Edward and Ellen Higgins and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand-nephews. Her brothers, John and Thomas and her sister, Anne E. Green predeceased her. Sister Margaret entered the Holy Union Sisters in 1940 and pronounced her vows on August 26, 1942. She received her BA degree from Stonehill College and her MA in English from Catholic University, Washington D.C. Sister Margaret taught in middle school, high school and college in Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She served as Provincial Superior of the Fall River Province from 1965-1971. She was a teacher and guidance councilor at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton and vice-principal at St. Clare's High School, Roslindale. For ten years she volunteered as a teacher and grant writer in the HALT (Helping Adults Learn Today) Program in Mattapan. The wake will take place Tuesday, December 9 from 2 to 4pm at The Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., FALL RIVER, MA, followed by a Vigil Prayer at 4pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 5pm at Sacred Heart Church, Linden St., Fall River. Burial will be on Wednesday at 9am in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Donations may be made in her memory to: The Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office, PO Box 410, Milton, MA 02186-0006.


 


 

Hill, Charlotte W.

and friends most kindly invited. Interment, Cambridge Cemetery. A. J. Spears Funeral Home Cambridge, MA 617-876-4047 


 


 

Hillard Sr., James L.

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Hoffman, Edna A.

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Holland, Alfonzia

HOLLAND, Alfonzia Of Boston, December 12, 2008. Loving son of Reverend Marie G. Jefferson and Alfonzia Holland, Jr. Also survived by a host of siblings, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. A wake will be held 10AM Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at J.B. Johnson Funeral Home followed by a 11AM Service. Arrangements by the: J.B. Johnson Funeral Home 196 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 617-445-8150


 


 

Houghton, Jean M.

and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Needham. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jean's memory to the charity of your choice. Parking area adjacent to funeral home. Online guestbook & directions:, . George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687


 


 

Houle, Eugene A.

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Hunt, Amy Lee DeAdder

HUNT, Amy Lee DeAdder Of Beverly, formerly of North Andover, December 3,2008, age 29. Survived by her cherished son, Matthew Greenlaw of Beverly. Loving parents, Robert and Kathy DeAdder; Brothers, Sean and Derek DeAdder; Matthew's father, Mark Greenlaw. Matthew's grandparents, Margo and Charles Duarte, all of North Andover; Aunts and uncles, John and JoAnne Bezzati of Salem; Donna and Lawrence Mahoney of North Reading; Jimmy Bezzati of Georgetown; Patti and Patrick Burke of WI; Eddie and Dianna Bezzati of North Reading; Maryann and Lance MacKay of Dracut; Kerry Greenlaw of North Andover; Dave and Lynne DeAdder of CT and William and Kim DeAdder of NC. Also survived by her BFF and special cuz, Brad Bezzati of North Reading and several nieces, nephews, cousins. She was the granddaughter of the late John and Alice Bezzati of North Reading. Funeral from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., NORTH READING on Wednesday, Dec.10, at 9:30 AM, followed by a 11 AM Funeral Mass at St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt.62), North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Kathy DeAdder, FBO Matthew Greenlaw, c/o Sovereign Bank, 149 Main St., North Andover, MA 01845. Croswell Funeral Home North Reading (978) 664-3031


 


 

Iarrobino, Faustina (Grieco)

and friends kindly invited. Visiting Hours at the Funeral Home, Mon., Dec. 8, 4-8 PM. Donations in memory of Faustina may be made to Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, 3 Edgewater Dr., Norwood, MA 02062. For remembrances and memorials, visit www.mem.com Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood, 781-762-0174


 


 

Irene Julia McGowan

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Johnson, Roger E.

Roger E. Johnson, 66, of Gardner Road, died peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2008 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, surrounded by his loving family after an illness. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Joan (Walker) Johnson; two daughters, Tammie S. Girouard and her husband Patrick of Hubbardston and Tracy L. Triveri and her husband Matthew of Centerville; he leaves his four loving grandchildren, Dylan, Ashley and Austin Girouard and Ryan Triveri; three brothers, Robert Johnson of Denton, Texas, Harry Johnson, Jr. and William Johnson, both of Rutland; three sisters, Eunice Thompson and Muriel Johnson, both of Sterling and Nancy Graves of Barre; many nieces and nephews. A sister, Grace Gullberg, predeceased him. Roger was born in Holden, son of Harry C. and Olive (Hasselstrom) Johnson, and lived in Rutland before moving to Hubbardston many years ago. He was a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War stationed in Germany. He was the owner and operator of Johnson Fence Company for 35 years. Previously he worked for the family business, Johnson Builders. He was a lifetime member of the Hubbardston Rod and Gun Club and a 25-year member of the "CASH" Committee (Civic Association Scholarship of Hubbardston). He was an avid stamp and coin collector, loved working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Roger at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14th, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the CASH Committee, P.O. Box 375, Hubbardston, MA 01452; or the Hubbardston Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 490, Hubbardston, MA 01452. www.milesfuneralhome.com


 


 

Johnson, Rose Murray (Hess)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Gifts in Rose's memory may be made to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions, obituary or guestbook, visit:, . Robinson Funeral Home Melrose (781) 665-1900


 


 

Joseph Zletz

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Kalvaitis Jr., Stanley

and friends invited. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. For directions and guestbook:, . Funeral Home handicapped accessible with ample parking.


 


 

Kaplan, Dr. Bernard

KAPLAN, Dr. Bernard 83, of Worcester died peacefully in his sleep on December 2. Bernie was a devoted husband, father, and brother. Bernie leaves behind his wife, Jane St. Clair, his sons Michael and David, his daughter Ruth, and his grandchildren Rachel, Elliot, Serena, Daniel, and Natasha. His two brothers, Irving and Victor, and his sister Lucille, preceded him in death. Bernard Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1925. His mother and father were immigrants from the Ukraine and they operated a neighborhood grocery store. From his earliest years, Bernie loved books and knowledge. He entered Brooklyn College as a teenager, and after serving as a medical technician in Burma and China during World War II, he pursued a lifetime of learning, teaching, and scholarship. In 1950, Bernie arrived at Clark University, where he completed a Bachelors and Ph.D. in psychology, joined the Psychology Department as a faculty member, and began a career that would extend almost 60 years. During his time at Clark, Bernie held adjunct professorships in English, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature. He was appointed Director of Academic Innovation and, later, held the G. Stanley Hall Chair in Genetic Psychology. With his colleagues, he made important contributions to behavioral geography and ecological psychology. The breadth of his contributions to education was recognized in his appointment as Clark's first University Professor. Bernie was most interested in symbolization - the relationship of language and thought. Some of this work was summarized in a 1963 book, Symbol Formation, coauthored with his advisor and mentor, Heinz Werner, and reprinted in many different languages. Bernie's work on development and symbolization was disseminated during the sixties and seventies through published papers, presentations, and visiting or consulting positions at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Alberta, and elsewhere. Bernie was a strong advocate for peace and justice, spending years calling for an end to the Vietnam War. Possessed of a mind of uncommon brilliance and depth, Bernie inspired in generations of college and graduate students an enthusiasm for thinking, learning, and creativity. Bernie was also a man of rare compassion, and it is for this most of all that he will be forever loved by his friends, colleagues, students, and family. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Jan. 16th at Clark University. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clark University in memory of Bernard Kaplan.


 


 

Karp, Stephan

KARP, Stephan 63, of Lawrence. Entered Eternal Rest unexpectedly on December 5, 2008. Beloved father of Stacey and her husband Paul Uniak and Matthew and his wife Angela Karp. Devoted son of Lottie (Schwartz) Karp and the late Morris Karp. Dear brother of Sheldon and his wife Stephany Karp and Joyce Karp. Services at Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St. (Route 28 at Route 125), ANDOVER on Monday, December 8 at 11:00 AM. Interment In Lawrence. Condolence calls may be made at the home of Lottie Karp Monday until 8PM and Tuesday 2-8PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Children of Abraham Cemetery Association c/o Jonathan Brody, Treasurer 501 South Main Street, Andover, MA. 01810. Goldman Funeral Chapel - Malden 1-800-982-3717


 


 

Keegan, Richard Elms

KEEGAN, Richard Elms Age 61, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4th at his home. Born in Hudson, he was the husband of Martha (Grady) Keegan. They were married 33 years. Richard served in the US Army Military Police from 1967 to 1970. He was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal and was an authorized sharp-shooter M-14 class. Mr. Keegan was retired from Raytheon company after 25 years and was currently working at L-3 Communications ESSCO, 90 Nemco Way Ayer, MA 01432 as Project Engineer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by, his brother in law, Michael Grady and wife Elin of Wellesley, MA, his brother in law, Dennis Grady of Street, MD, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. A memorial service will be held 16 January 2009 in Ashland, MA. Details to be given at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536.


 


 

Kelleher, Capt. Donald L.

may call at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT, on Monday from 4 until 8 P.M. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9 A.M., followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 A.M. at St. Michael Church in Lowell. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. For online condolences and directions visit dracutfuneralhome.com. The family regrets the omission in Saturday's notice and would like to acknowledge that he was also the father-in-law of Joyce Kelleher of Maine, and the uncle of the late Lawrence Kelleher.


 


 

Knight Jr., John F.

and friends invited. Calling hours Monday 4-9pm. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Past employee MBTA, Middlesex Training School and Table Talk Pie. Late member Somerville Lodge of Elks and the MBTA Pensioners Club.


 


 

LaBrie, Hazel Esther Roland

Hazel LaBrie, 89, entered into peaceful rest Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Mrs. LaBrie was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 26, 1919. She was a retired Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist and a member of the Congregational Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis H. Roland, Sr. and Esther Okerberg Roland; brother, Robert Roland, Sr.; sister, Harriett Ringdahl, and loving husband, Hector R. LaBrie. Cherishing her memory are her children: Paul (Marilyn) LaBrie of Alexandria, VA, Janet (Donald) Morris of Warner Robins GA; grandchildren, Michelle (Stephen) Whitson of Byron, GA, Jennifer (Jason) Boyer of Palm Bay, FL, Danielle LaBrie of San Francisco, CA, Jessica (Jeffrey) Clark of Charlottesville, VA, and David LaBrie of Richmond, VA; great grandchildren, Christopher and Liam Whitson and Scott Clark; her sister, Virginia (Herbert) Ringdahl of St Petersburg, FL and her brother, Ellis H. Roland Jr. of Lebanon, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sibley Heart Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30329. Services will be private. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


 


 

LaConte, Josephine D. (DelSignore)

LaCONTE, Josephine D. (DelSignore) Of Wellesley December 6, Beloved wife of the late Arthur LaConte. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8. Complete notice on Monday. George F. Doherty and Sons 781-235-4100 


 


 

Landrigan, Mary

and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Parking in rear of Funeral Home. Mary worked for many years at the Franklin Institute and the Carney Hospital. She was a longtime member of the New England Roast Society. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to St. Patrick's Church, 400 Dudley St., Roxbury, MA 02119. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.


 


 

Lawrence, James S.

James S. Lawrence former director of Lowell Veterans Center; 65 LOWELL James S. Lawrence, 65 years old, a resident of Greater Lowell for the past 20 years, died Wednesday evening, December 3rd, at the Palm Manor Nursing Home, in Chelmsford. He was the husband of the late Denice (Clermont) Lawrence, who died in August of this year. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 10, 1943, a son of Virginia (Piwowarski) Lawrence, of Warren, MI, and the late Steve Lawrence, and was a graduate of Central Michigan University and Boston College where he received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Jim served for 12 years in the United States Air Force, and was discharged as a Major. He had been employed as the Director and Counselor of the Lowell Veterans Center, and also taught at Fitchburg State College for over 20 years. Surviving him are a daughter, Debbie Vessey of Edmonds, WA; a son, Andrew Lawrence of Everett, WA; two grandchildren, Sabrina and Zach Vessey, both of Edmonds, WA; three sisters, Beverly Magnuson, Kathie Samulski, and Chris Shank, all of Michigan; his best friend, Uncle Bob; a dear friend, Tracy McDermott; many in-laws in his wife's family, the Clermont family of Lowell; as well as many nieces and nephews. LAWRENCERelatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass to be offered on Tuesday, December 9th at 9 A.M. at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH. Private committal. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Saints Medical Center; Cancer Center, 155 Merrimack St., P.O. Box 7075; Lowell, MA 01852-9928. Arrangements by Mahoney Funeral Home. www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com


 


 

Leone, Donato

LEONE, Donato Of Brighton, Dec. 5, 2008. Born in San Donato Val DiComino, Italy. Beloved husband for 47 years of Adis (Duarte). Devoted father of Donato "Dan" Leone, Jr. and his wife Libby of Brighton, Maria Borelli and her husband Christopher of Walpole. Dear grandfather of Michael, Marc and Nicole Leone and Danielle and Anthony Borelli. Dear brother of Cesidia Gentilucci and Nazzareno Leone, both of Italy, and the LATE Cesidio and Maria Leone. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Rte. 16, NEWTON, Tuesday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton at 9 AM. Interment in Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday, 5-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Donato's name would be appreciated and may be made to: ALS Society, MA Chapter, 320 Norwood Park, 2nd Floor, Norwood, MA 02062.


 


 

Lindsay, Jeannette A. (Jacques)

Jeannette A. (Jacques) Lindsay, of Worcester, died Thursday, December 4 at Radius Health Care, 119 Providence St. Her husband, Arthur S, Lindsay, died in 1982. She leaves a daughter, Janice M. Ciccolini and her husband Denis of Worcester; a sister, Doris L.J. Herrmann of West Boylston; two nieces, Christine Pescheta and her husband Michael of Worcester, and Judith Chevalier and her husband Philippe of West Boylston; four grandnieces and grandnephews, Renee Chevalier and Philippe Chevalier, Jr., and Michael and John Pescheta. She was born in Gardner, daughter of Albert and Alida (St. Jean) Jacques. Jeannette worked many years as a dental assistant in Worcester and retired from the V.A. Hospital in Rutland. The family wishes to thank the staff at Radius for their kind and compassionate care. The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 9, from Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, with a Mass at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Tuesday, December 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 am in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Saint Anne, 720 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752 or to Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605. www.ricefuneralhome.com


 


 

Logemann Jr., Hugo

LOGEMANN, Hugo, Jr. 89, of Bedford, formerly of Concord, MA, on Dec. 2, 2008, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Pennie (Penttila) Logemann for 65 years. Devoted father of Lois Whitney and husband Alan Whitney of Concord, and proud grandfather of two. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Hugo was an honored engineer who helped develop radar at the MIT Radiation Lab during W.W. II, and had a long and distinguished career at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and RCA. Memorial Service Monday, Dec. 15, at 2 PM at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Concord Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742. For online condolences and guestbook, please visit:


 


 

Lombardozzi, Florence J. (Luongo)

and friends invited to attend. Funeral Home Visiting Hours Monday 4-8. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Florence's memory to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice 607 North Ave., Suite 17 Wakefield, MA 01880. For info, directions, and register book visit


 


 

London, Jack I.

LONDON, Jack I. Of Milton formerly of Stoughton. Entered into rest on December 6, 2008. Beloved husband of Ruth (Robinson) London for 67 years. Devoted father of Stephen and Deidre London of West Roxbury, Howard London and Debra Whitaker of East Bridgewater, Kenneth London of Weymouth and Jayne London of Michigan. Loving brother of Frances Spivack of Connecticut and the late Robert London of Florida. Dear grandfather of Andrea, Jonathan, Jessica, Jeffrey, Eric, Katie, Adam, Elizabeth, Alexander, Emily, Suzanne and Max. Great grandfather of Noah and Nyla. Founder and Board of Directors, Wollaston Credit Union. Worked with father for 41 years and co-owner of Quincy Furniture Co. Loved photography and family geneology, Graduate Bowdoin College 1941. Services at Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington Street CANTON, on Monday, December 8 at 11:00 AM. Memorial observance private. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Boston Ma, 02131. Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel, 781-828-6990


 


 

Long, Stephen G.

LONG, Stephen G. Of Scituate, December 4, 2008, age 58. Beloved husband of Charlene M. (Mason). Devoted father of Brian C. of Weymouth and Megan A. Long of South Boston. Brother of Barbara Roche of Randolph and Richard C. Long of New Jersey. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Graduate of Hingham High School, University of Nebraska, Peru; Master's Degree, Boston University. Probation Officer for 30 years, Plymouth District Court. Founder and owner of, , an online clothing retailer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church, Cohasset. Visiting hours Monday from 3-8 PM at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony's Church), COHASSET. Internment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Drive, Braintree, MA. 02184. For an online guestbook and directions, please visit:, . McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200


 


 

Lorna A. Grogan, 81

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Lottie Rozycki

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Louis D. Brozo Jr.

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Luber, Mary G.

ARRANGEMENTS: All services will take place at the Chapels of Short Hills in North New Jersey on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. with entombment following services. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844. For condolences visit


 


 

MacHarrie, Marie C.

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Mahoney, Eleanor (Constas)

MAHONEY, Eleanor (Constas) Of Brighton and West Roxbury, Dec. 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late George Mahoney, aunt of Ruth Titus of Nahant and dear friend of Mimi Booth of Brookline. Service will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cathedral of the Annunciation, 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445. Entombment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Arrangements by the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, JAMAICA PLAIN.


 


 

Mallary, Dominic "Dom"

Dominic "Dom" Mallary of Worcester and formerly of Berlin passed away Friday, December 5th at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by family and the friends who loved him so much. Dom, 24, died unexpectedly, after inadvertently being injured during a performance of his band, Last Lights, at Boston University. Dom was born September 22, 1984. He grew up in Berlin, MA and later in Worcester. He graduated Tahanto Regional High School in 2003, and just last month enjoyed seeing old friends at an informal five year reunion. Dom attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated from Emerson College with honors with a degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing in 2007. Prior to graduation he completed a summer internship for the Telegram and Gazette. For five years, while in school, Dom worked at the Berlin Center Store, a job he loved because it kept him connected to Berlin, a place so close to his heart. He was working, currently, as a residential counselor at The Green House, a program for homeless mentally ill and substance abusing men in Worcester. Dom was a poet, musician, and artist. He was the lead singer, lyricist and composer, for the band, Last Lights. Dom had been offered a record contract this week and at the end of the month had planned a tour of the Eastern US with his band. He was very happy and hopeful on the evening that he fell ill. Dom had dreamed of being a musician since he was a young teenager. He worked hard and consistently towards this goal, spending hours, practicing, writing songs, and attending to the administrative work of booking shows and tours. He was admired by his peers for his passionate approach to his music. He was a serious person with a passion for the things in which he believed. At the same time he was an example for all who knew him, demonstrating a joyful openness to new ideas, experiences, and people throughout his life. He cared about music not fame. He was a role model to many. Besides music Dom was passionate about philosophy and writing. He leaves a bedroom in his mother's house crammed with books like a graduate school library. His favorite author was Guy Debord, the French situationalist. Dom was planning on concentrating on his band for the next several years. His long term goals included going back to school, either graduate or medical school. He was a brilliant student. All who knew Dom will miss seeing the wonderful things he would have done in the future. He gave so much to the world in his short 24 years and had so much more to give. Dom is survived by his parents, Helen and Pasquale Turano and Michael and Cindy Mallary. Also by his sisters, Elaine, Caroline, and Joanna, his step-brother Pasquale Turano, and his girlfriend of 3 years, Angela Fallavollita, whom he very much loved. Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation St. Worcester MA 01605, (508) 754-0486, is directing arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Dominic Mallary to Community Healthlink - The Green House, 19 King Street Worcester, MA 01610.


 


 

Manna, Celia J. (Ignatowski)

Celia J. (Ignatowski) Manna, 91, of Worthington Avenue in Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 in the Shrewsbury Nursing Home. Her husband of fifty-five years, Genario "Jerry" J. Manna, passed away in 1993. Celia is survived by her loving family, a son, Paul G. Manna and his wife Jane Manna of Shrewsbury and Sterling; a daughter, Judy F. Hesselton of Shrewsbury; a sister, Jennie Prunier of Charlton, recently honored as the oldest person living in Charlton, seven grandchildren, Paul G. Manna, Jr., Angela M. Manna-Boss, Maria Manna, Debra Manna, David Hesselton, Steven Solomon, and Jody Gaucher; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandsons, many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Felix Wroblewski, pre-deceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of John and Helen (Duyzinski) Ignatowski, and attended Commerce High School. Mrs. Manna worked for many years as a cashier at the former Orlando' Market in Shrewsbury, and also at White's Cleaners. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church, Past President of The Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary, and had belonged to a ladies social group in Shrewsbury; at one time she was active with the local Brownie and Girl Scout Troops. She loved animals, especially her own dogs and cats. The Manna Family would like to extend a warm, heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at Shrewsbury Nursing Home, including the doctors, nurses, aides, administration, cleaning and kitchen staffs. Their care, friendship and devotion will always be remembered. The funeral for Celia will be held Tuesday, December 9, from MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne's Church, 120 Boston Turnpike Road (route 9), Shrewsbury. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Calling hours will be held Monday, December 8, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


 


 

Marchessault, Edward G.

and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 PM. Interment Cambridge Cemetery. Late US Navy Veteran W.W. II. For info and online guestbook:, Brown & Hickey Funeral Home Belmont, MA 617-484-2534 617-547-1500 


 


 

Marcom, Janet Grace (Carroll)

and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Contributions in her memory to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 West Central Pkwy, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714, would be sincerely appreciated. Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home Everett 617-387-3120


 


 

Marilyn B. Cromwell

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Markham, Peter R.

may call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday, December 8th at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith St., (Rte. 38). His Funeral Mass to be offered on Tuesday, December 9th at 11 A.M. at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, Lowell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either the Lowell General Cancer Center, c/o Development Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854; or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Arrangements by Mahoney Funeral Home. www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com


 


 

Martin, Claire (Caniff)

MARTIN, Claire (Canniff) Of Quincy, formerly of Norwood, Dec. 5, 2008. Devoted wife of Raymond Martin. Loving mother of Susan France of Quincy. Dear cousin of Barbara Kearney of Brewster. Visiting hours at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rt. 1A) NORWOOD, Tues. Dec. 9, 4-8 PM. Donations in memory of Claire may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 61 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y.,10006. Complete notice on Mon. Dec. 7. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood, 781-762-0174


 


 

Massetti, Emil

Emil Massetti formerly of Lowell, Korean War vet; 73 PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida Emil Massetti, 73, died Nov. 27, 2008, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. He lived with his wife, Joyce M. Massetti, in Port St. Lucie, FL. They raised their 6 children in Lowell, MA and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in June. Born in Staten Island, NY, June 30, 1935. His late mother, Frances Riendeau, and late brother, Walter Lowe lived in Staten Island, NY where his brother, Ed "Rocky" Riendeau still lives. Emil was a US Air Force veteran during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956, stationed in Manchester, NH. Before retiring, he worked as a laborer in Lowell, MA. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, John, Andrew and Anthony of MA; and three daughters, Doris, Dorene and Deborah of NH; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. MASSETTI His funeral will take place at the Alvirne Chapel on Sat., Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., in Hudson, NH. Call Doris at 603-493-2237 for more information.


 


 

McCoy, Josephine Marie (Merlino)

& friends invited. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine's memory to the American Breast Cancer Fund, 1220 E. Joppa Rd., Suite 332, Baltimore, MD 21286. 


 


 

McGowan, Irene Julia (Bessette)

and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Monday, December 8, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at


 


 

Medeiros, Lena M. (Bernicchi)

and friends may visit at the funeral home Monday 4-7 pm. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, MaIden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lena's name to the Alzheimers Assoc., 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140., Cota-Struzziero-McKenna 617-625-6150


 


 

Mellen, Virginia

Virginia Mellen, formerly of Westford Virginia (Barretto) Mellen, of Hyde Park, Dec. 4, in her 92nd Year. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Mellen, Sr. Devoted mother of Charles J., Jr., and Peter M. Mellen of Hyde Park, and Jean Alves of Marshfield. Devoted sister of Francis Barretto of Nashua, NH, Ida Guinta of Westford, Lillian Peek of Tampa, FL, Gene Barretto of Nashua, NH, and the late Rose Pinnell, John J. and Dennis Barretto and Dora Elliott. Beloved grandmother of Capt. James D. Alves, U.S.A.F., Lori J. and Charles S. Alves. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Funeral from the Laughlin, Nichols & Pennacchio Funeral Home, 34 Oak St., (Cor. Maple St.) Hyde Park, Tuesday at 8:30 A.M. followed with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, 101 Wolcott Rd., Milton, Tues. at 9:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday only 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Graduate of Westford Academy Class of 1935 and late employee of Veterans Adm. of Boston. (Doorman Parking).


 


 

Mellen, Virginia (Barretto)

and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday only 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Graduate of Westford Academy Class of 1935 and late employee of Veterans Adm. of Boston. (Doorman Parking).


 


 

Memorial service for Donald Sullivan

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Meola, Mary A. (Borci)

hours are 4 to 7 p.m Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank all those who contributed to her care. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.callahanfay.com 


 


 

Meymaris, Dr. Paul M.

MEYMARIS, Dr. Paul M., D.M.D. A resident of Yarmouthport, formerly of Natick, Marion, & Mattapoisset, died on December 4, 2008 at the Epoch Nursing Care Center in Brewster after a long illness. He was 81 years old & the beloved husband of Carol (Levasseur) Meymaris with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born in Natick, the son of the late Basil & Marjorie (Hicks) Meymaris. Dr. Meymaris was raised in Natick where he graduated from Natick High School in 1945. He went on to study at Dean Academy & graduated from the Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1952. Professionally, Dr. Meymaris joined his father in the dental practice he founded in 1922 & his son took over in 1952. An avid lover of the ocean, Dr. Meymaris enjoyed summering in Duxbury, Brant Rock, & Green Harbor during his childhood. He was a seasoned sailor, an accomplished builder of museum quality model ships that are on display throughout the world, & the founder of the Bay Colony Model Shipwright Club in Dennis. Dr. Meymaris was also an accomplished musician who played traditional jazz clarinet in the Monomoy Jazz Band & Itinerant Clarinet with the Black Eagle Band. He was a life member of the Mass. Dental Assoc. & American Dental Assoc. as well as past president of the Natick Rotary Club. Dr. Meymaris exuded an enthusiastic gust for life & enjoyed all the beauties he found in nature. He was also an enthusiastic photographer who captured many wonderful sights through travelling the world with his wife Carol. In addition to his wife, Dr. Meymaris is survived by his children, Deborah Meymaris of Dennis, Lisa Boone & her husband Byron Lynn Boone of Dennis, & Peter Andrew Meymaris of Rowley; grandchildren, Fred Miles Prince, Jr., Taylor Rose Boone, & Melissa Fisher Meymaris; great-grandson, Aiden Patrick Boone; sister, Enid Jerou of AZ; & numerous nieces & nephews. A Celebration of Dr. Meymaris's life will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common), NATICK on Fri., Dec. 12, 2008 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation prior to the service beginning at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Meymaris's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445-7226, Attn: Contribution Services. For directions & online guestbook please visit


 


 

Morgado, Claude H.

NEW BEDFORD —Claude H. Morgado, 75, of New Bedford died Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at home following a brief illness. He was the husband for 50 years of Marilyn L. (Rezendes) Morgado and son of the late Antone and Laura (Carreiro) Morgado. He was born in Povoacao, St. Michael, Azores residing in New Bedford since 1943. He was a communicant of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church. Mr. Morgado was the founder of Morgado Landscaping & Nursery, previously being employed at Revere Copper & Brass for many years. He was a member of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Seniors and enjoyed traveling and gardening. Spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, was his greatest joy. Mr. Morgado was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of corporal. His many decorations include the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn L. (Rezendes) Morgado of New Bedford; 2 sons, Paul J. Morgado and his wife, Aurelia of Dartmouth and Claude A. Morgado of New Bedford; 1 daughter, Claudia L. Mills and her husband, Everett D. Mills of Mattapoisett; 1 brother, Antone J. C. Morgado and his wife, Irene of Rochester; 6 grandchildren, Graham, Laura and Gretta Mills and Claude A., Jason & Mitchell Morgado; 2 nephews and 1 niece. He was the father of the late Thomas A. Morgado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02146-9795. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.


 


 

Morse, Margaret Kimball

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Mulvey, Frank T.

and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 - 8:00pm. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. United States Marine Corps Veteran WWII and Retired Boston Police Sergeant Detective., Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600


 


 

Munro, Esther

Esther Munro was co-founder of Kleenit Inc., dry cleaning companies in the Merrimack Valley; 94 CHELMSFORD Esther (Naphen) Munro, 94, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, and formerly of Littleton, died on Friday, December 5, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell D. Munro. Mrs. Munro was born on March 30, 1914, in Natick, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Crowley) Naphen. She was a graduate of Natick High School. When she was younger, she worked as a court stenographer for the Newton Court System, and had been the secretary to the President of Standard and Poors, she then co-founded Kleenit Inc., dry cleaning companies in the Merrimack Valley. Mrs. Munro was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford. She is survived by a loving daughter, Barbara A. Crider of Chelmsford; three grandchildren, Kristin J. Murphy and her husband, Francis of Groton, Karen Lougee and her husband, Adam of Shelburne, VT; and Jeffrey Crider of Scottsdale, AZ; and five great-grandchildren. MUNRO Esther (Naphen) Munro, 94, of Chelmsford, and formerly of Littleton, died on Friday, December 5, 2008. Visiting hours will be held on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford. www.blakefuneralhome.com


 


 

Munro, Esther (Naphen)

MUNRO, Esther (Naphen) Age 94, a longtime resident of Chelmsford and formerly of Littleton, died on Friday, December 5, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell D. Munro. Mrs. Munro was born on March 30, 1914, in Natick, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Crowley) Naphen. She was a graduate of Natick High School. When she was younger she worked as a court stenographer for the Newton Court System and had been the secretary to the President of Standard and Poors. She then a co-founded Kleenit Inc., a dry cleaning store in the Merrimack Valley. Mrs. Munro was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford. She is survived by a loving daughter, Barbara A. Crider of Chelmsford, three grandchildren, Kristin J. Murphy and her husband Francis of Groton, Karen Lougee and her husband Adam of Shelburn, VT and Jeffrey Crider of Scotsdale, AZ and five great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Monday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford.


 


 

Murphy, Jeremiah L.

MURPHY, Jeremiah L. Age 70, of Duxbury, formerly of Bethesda, MD., died on December 4, 2008. Beloved husband and soulmate of Susan (Jones) for forty years. Devoted father of Jennifer of Bethesda, MD, Priscilla of Waltham, and John of New York, NY. Father-in-law of Scott Madden. Loving grandfather of Dylan, Jeremiah and Aidan O'Brien. Adoring brother of Joan Kelly, and brother-in-law of James Kelly, of Millis. Cherished son-in law of Elizabeth Jones, of Los Angeles, CA. Brother-in law of Cornelia Carew of Jamaica Plain, Thomas Jones of Westhills, CA, and R. Parker Jones, Jr., of Malibu, CA. Also survived by nieces and nephews; Christine Baird, Moira Giacalone, Celia Zaree, Patrick Kelly, Caitlin Knowles, Melissa Jones, Shepard Skiff, Shannon Jones, and Charlie Jones, and six great-nieces and nephews. Born in New York City, the son of John J. and Mary Lucile Murphy, Jerry grew up in White Plains, NY and graduated from Steppinack High School. He graduated from the General Program at the University of Notre Dame in 1960, and went on to pursue graduate studies in government and political science, earning his PhD from Indiana University in 1964. He was a Loeb Fellow in the Harvard University Design School. He began teaching at Wheaton College in Norton in 1967, where he met his future wife, and he worked for the College in different capacities for 41 years. In 1986, Jerry became the Vice President of Government Affairs at Siemens Corporation, heading their office in Washington, DC. In 2000, he transitioned to being the Executive Director of the Business-Higher Education Forum. Upon returning to New England in 2004, he returned to Wheaton as Director of External Affairs and Associate Professor of Government and Political Science. Jerry was the consummate blend of intellectual and romantic. His love of history, literature, apple trees, long beaches, Jazz, laughter, and family gatherings drew countless admirers and followers. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Cohasset on Wednesday December 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Visiting hours omitted and interment private. Memorial gifts may be made to Wheaton College, Norton, MA to establish the Jeremiah L. Murphy Student Scholarship Fund. For an online guestbook, please visit at:, McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200


 


 

Nee, Mary T. (Lydon)

NEE, Mary T. (Lydon) Age 89, of Marstons Mills, formerly of Milton, MA, died on December 3, 2008. Wife of the late Joseph M. Nee, who died in 2002. Mother of Mary Jo Kittle of Arlington, VA and Barbara Swanson of Hingham, MA. Sister of Martin Lydon of Weymouth and Rita Gill of Milton. Mary also leaves three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nephews and devoted nieces. Born in Boston, she lived on Cape Cod for the past 38 years. She loved spending half the year on Cape Cod and winters in Vero Beach, FL. Mary enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and gardening. She truly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd. (Rte.28) MARSTONS MILLS, on Monday December 8, 2008, from 4-6 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, in the Chapel at Christ King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemeteryat 11:30 AM. Memorials to American Heart Assn., 396 Main St., #14, Hyannis, MA. 02601.


 


 

Niedzwecki, Alice S.

HYANNIS —Alice S. (Staffen) Niedzwecki, 95, of Hyannis died on Dec. 3, 2008, at Cape Regency in Centerville. She is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Mary, of College Station, Texas, and her sister, Eugenia Laramie of Sterling, Va. She leaves four grandchildren, Christian, Justin, Karl and Alicia, as well as four great-grandchildren, J.D., Allen, Lindy and Hailey. Born in New Bedford, she was a graduate of Barnstable High School and Colby College in Maine. She worked in accounts receivable for AT&T for many years in Hyannis, from which she retired. Services and burial will be at a later date.


 


 

Norton, Robert M.

and friends invited. Owner, RM Norton Consulting. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33486. For directions to St. Agatha Church,, . For complete obituary,


 


 

Nurmi, Richard A.

and relatives are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Morris & O'Connor Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Northside United Methodist Church with lunch following. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd., Brewster, MA 02631.


 


 

O'Bin, Margaret A. (DelGiudice)

Margaret A. (DelGiudice) O'Bin formerly of Fitchburg; 55 THE VILLAGES, Florida Margaret A. (DelGiudice) O'Bin, 55, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at the Villages, FL. She was born in Leominster, MA, the beloved daughter of Louise DelGiudice of Fitchburg, MA and the late Felice DelGiudice. She moved to The Villages from Shrewsbury, MA, in 2005, where she worked as a supervisor in the Human Resources Department. She enjoyed cruising, music, reading, and gatherings with family and friends. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward; sons, Keith of Londonderry, NH, Edward of Nashua, NH; two sisters, Louise DelGiudice of Groton, MA, Debbie DelGiudice of Tucson, AZ; five brothers, Robert of Jacksonville, William of Pawlet, VT, Anthony of Lake George, NY, James of Tucson, AZ, Joseph of Fitchburg; and two grandchildren. O'BIN A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.


 


 

O'Brien, Grace E.

and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Monday 2pm to 4pm only. Interment in Saint Francis Cemetery, Walpole. Memorial donations may be made to: Walpole Senior Center Building Fund, 135 School Street Walpole, MA 02081.


 


 

O'Brien, Lorraine N. (O'Connor)

Lorraine N. (O'Connor) O'Brien, 82, of Worcester, died Wednesday, November 26th in St. Vincent Hospital. Her husband, Robert J. O'Brien died in 1966. She leaves her granddaughter, Francessca A. Falcone of Worcester; her sister, Arline M. Donoghue of Worcester. Two sons, Jeremiah J. and Kevin F. O'Brien and her daughter, Ann O'Brien predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Peter J. and Nora M. (O'Malley) O'Connor. Mrs. O'Brien was employed by the Worcester Central District Courthouse for 28 years as a clerk. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue is directing arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. oconnorbrothers.com


 


 

O'Connor, Dorothy T. (McGlynn)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138) EASTON, on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Monday 4-8 p.m. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be sent to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 141 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780. For directions or condolences please visit:


 


 

O'Connor, Margaret W.

O'CONNOR, Margaret W. 99, died Oct. 30 at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home. Born in Watertown, raised and educated there. Margaret was a W.W. II Veteran of the U.S. Navy Corps. She served in Paris Island, Chelsea, MA. and Portsmouth, VA. at the Naval Hospitals. Discharged as a Lt., she was a graduate of Carney Hospital School of Nursing. Margaret worked at Carney Hosptital and a Physician's office until retirement in 1973. She lived in Watertown until moving to Centerville in 1977. Member of the American Legion Post #2099 in Watertown for over 50 years. She is predeceased by siblings Catherine Vahey, Anna O'Connor, John O'Connor, Helen Trapp, Agnes Woods and Louise Kirwin. Aunt of Patricia and her husband Robert Morley of Pocasset, J. Robert and his wife Ann O'Connor of Wareham, Patrick Woods of Pocasset, William and his wife Fran Woods of Peabody. Also survived by many Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John's Church, Pocasset, MA, on Tues., Nov. 4 at 10 am. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Watertown. Visiting hours in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home 3778 Falmouth Rd. (Rt. 28) MARSTONS MILLS on Mon. 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Honey Fund Bourne Animal Rescue. Contact the Bourne Natural Resources, Bourne, MA.


 


 

O. John Broll

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OConnor, Dorothy T.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington St. (Rte.138), Easton, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10 a.m. Interment in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 p.m. Donations in Dorothys memory may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 141 Washington St., Taunton, MA. 02780. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.


 


 

Oshry, Miriam

OSHRY, Miriam Of Weston, formerly of Brookline, on Dec. 5, 2008. Beloved wife of George for 68 years. Devoted mother of Jeanne Ashworth and her husband Jerry of Cape Neddick, Maine, Richard Oshry of Brighton and Deborah Herzog and her husband Howard of Belmont. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey and Robert Ashworth, and Annie, Emily and Kate Herzog. Cherished great-grandmother of Benjamin, Esme,Taylor and Riley. Sister of Paul and Robert Mason and the late Howard Mason. A private graveside service will be held at Sharon Memorial Park on Monday, Dec. 8, followed by a memorial observance at Norumbega Assisted Living in Weston from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Observance will continue at the home of Deborah and Howard Herzog on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 P.M. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472, or charity of your choice. Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors, 617-969-0800


 


 

Paige, Sophia S.

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Payne, Dr. Richard

PAYNE, Dr. Richard Longtime resident of Sudbury, died with his family at his side on December 4, 2008, after a brief illness. He was the Chief of the Electromagnetics Technology Division at the Hanscom Air Force Research Lab. He is survived by his wife, Elaine M. Payne; children, Gillian Payne of Newton, Jonathan Payne of London, England, Nicola S. Payne of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Terence and Robert Payne, both of the UK. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 PM on Tuesday, December 9th at the Duckett-Waterman Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, SUDBURY. Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, Dec. 10th at the Memorial Congregational Church, 26 Concord Road, Sudbury. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P. O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Please visit his online memorial at: www.mem.com. Duckett-J.S.Waterman & Sons Sudbury (978) 443-5777


 


 

Peak, Helen L.

PEAK, Helen L. Age 97, of Chandler, AZ, passed away November 18, 2008. Prior to moving to Arizona, Helen was a resident of Wilmington, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Walter, sons Richard and Robert, daughter Audrey, granddaughter Elizabeth, and great granddaughter Rose. Helen is survived by son Donald Peak and wife Diane of Wilmington, MA, daughter Elaine (Peak) Mulno and husband Richard of Chandler, AZ, daughter-in-laws Aileen Morrill and Grace Morrill, along with 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on December 13, 2008 at the Wilmington United Methodist Church at 87 Church Street at 11:00 a.m. Nichols Funeral Home, Inc.


 


 

Perley, Allen P.

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Perry, George L.

PERRY, George L. In Concord, Dec. 4, Beloved husband of 58 years of Nancy L. (Grenier) Perry. Father of George L. Perry of Manchester, NH, Gary M. Perry of Pepperell, Pamela Morits of Acton, Glenn E. Perry of Burlington, Judith A. Perry of Acton and Lisa L. Vessey of Nashua, NH. Grandfather of Stephanie, Melissa, Michael, Nicole and Jennifer. Great grandfather of Nathaniel and Maxwell. Brother of Mary Wilson and Lillian Beecy, both of Bedford, Dorothy Circelli of Hollis, NH and the late Elvira Damico of Lincoln. Funeral Tuesday, December 9th from the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, CONCORD CENTER at 8 am followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord at 9 am. Interment St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord. Visiting hours Monday, Dec. 8th from 4 to 7 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary, directions or guest book visit, . Dee Funeral Home of Concord (978) 369-2030 Caring for families since 1868


 


 

Peterson, Lee E.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Attendant parking available. Please do not send flowers but make contributions in Lee's memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the NPR Foundation, 635 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington D.C. 20001. A funeral service will be held in Montana. Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home West Roxbury 617-325-3600


 


 

Potter, F. Louise (Bass)

F. Louise (Bass) Potter, 89, died Thursday, December 4th in UMASS Memorial Medical Center. She is predeceased by her husband, Morgan H. Potter, who died in 2001. She leaves two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty' F. McMillan of West Boylston and Janice Potter Shonbeck of Worcester, with whom Louise lived; seven grandchildren, Michael Fisher, Allison Hall, Deborah McMillan, Scott McMillan and his wife Jennifer, Richard Fisher, Pamela Hayes and her husband Patrick and Kimberley McMillan and her partner Nicole Oliveri; eleven great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Hall, Ashley, Raychel and Jessica McMillan, Derek Jacubiak, Michaela and Marissa Hayes, Christopher Slater, Tyler Fisher and Katelyn Oliveri McMillan. Louise also leaves her son-in-law, Paul Shonbeck and his children, Chad and Gerard. Mrs. Potter was an office manager at Bancroft Oil Co. in Worcester before she retired and was an officer in the Women's Republic Club in Worcester. Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 11 a.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church, 64 Salisbury St. in Worcester. Burial will be private in Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Epworth United Methodist Church, 64 Salisbury St. in Worcester. Mulhane Home for Funerals in Millbury is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolence book and directions available at: www.mulhane.com


 


 

Prance, Genevieve D. (Desaulniers)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Tuesday at 9:15 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Randolph at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Donations, in memory of Mrs. Prance, may be made to St. Joseph's Retreat House, 339 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025. Please call 1-800-Keohane or see:, for directions and online condolences.


 


 

Prefontaine, Arthur F. "Archie"

Arthur F. "Archie" Prefontaine, 91, of Auburn, died Friday, December 5th at home. His wife, Jean R. (Moodie) Prefontaine died in 1993. He leaves his three children, Robert F. Prefontaine and his wife Lin of Kittery, ME, Nancy J. Coonan and her husband James of Auburn, and Joyce A. Shea and her husband Denis of Kennebunk, ME; his seven grandchildren, Jay Prefontaine, Christopher Prefontaine, Steven Prefontaine, Lori Coonan, Robin Hanlan, Tracy Blais, and Craig Shea; as well as 10 great grandchildren; his sister, Jeannette Reardon of Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Archie was predeceased by his two brothers, Adelard and Raymond Prefontaine, and recently by his close friend, Janet Sjogren of Auburn, who died September 13th of this year. He was born in Alberta, Canada, son of the late Adelard and Josephine (Gadboury) Prefontaine and has lived in Auburn for many years. Archie was the former owner of Worcester Oxy-Acetylene, a company he founded and ran for many years. He was a former member of the Elks. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Archie's family on Tuesday, December 9th from 9-10:30 AM at the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St., Auburn. A funeral Mass will then be celebrated at 11 AM in North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Dr., Auburn. Following cremation, burial in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Auburn District Nursing Association, 191 Pakachoag St., Auburn, MA 01501. For directions or to leaves a message of sympathy for Archie's family, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com


 


 

Price, Maryhelen

Maryhelen Price BROCKTON Maryhelen (Stover) Price, 81, of Brockton since 1965, died Dec. 5, 2008. A native of New York, she was educated and employed in the retail industry there. She was employed as assistant director of the volunteer department and as a switchboard operator at Goddard Memorial Hospital in Stoughton. She enjoyed volunteering there, bird watching, gardening, reading and sports. Maryhelen was the wife of the late Joseph A.J. Price; beloved mother of Jody Price and her husband Griffith Jones and Krista Pratt and her husband Ted Pratt, all of Brockton; loving grandmother of Andrew Pratt, Shauna Atkins and her husband Robert, Griffith Jones and the late Nicholas Pratt; great-grandmother of Nicholas Atkins; sister of Linda George and her husband Vasil of Ohio and sister-in-law of the late Maryanna Pomichalek. All are welcome to calling hours, Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. prayer service in Belcher Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Cremation and private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Teen Challenge, 1315 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301 or Learn to Cope, PO Box 60, Raynham, MA 02767. See www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.


 


 

Price, Robert

and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Rd. Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA 15239. Interment private. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800


 


 

Progri, Dr. Margarita (Tomco)

Dr. Margarita (Tomco) Progri, 86, of Worcester, died Friday, December 5th in UMass Memorial Medical Center. Her husband Vasil Progri died in 1986. She is survived by three sons, Nestor and his wife Eriketa Progri of Worcester, Arben Progri in Albania and Tomi and his wife Diana Progri of Rochdale; four grandchildren, Ligoraq, Vaske, Gjergji and Klara Progri; and several nephews and nieces in Albania. Two brothers and a sister predeceased her. She was born in Korce, Albania the daughter of Ligor and Eftiqi (Karameta) Tomco and immigrated to the United States in 1997. Dr. Progri completed her studies in Italy and had been a Gynecologist in Albania. The funeral is Tuesday, December 9th, from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, with a service at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary's Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church, 535 Salisbury Street. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday, December 8th from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. A Trisagion Service will be conducted at 6:30 P.M. during the calling hours. Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing Center, 300 Barber Avenue, Worcester, MA 01606. oconnorbrothers.com


 


 

Richard, Jeannette L. (Messier)

Jeannette L. (Messier) Richard, 88, of Worcester, died Friday, December 5th in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence. Her husband, Andrew C. Richard, died in 1998. She leaves a son, Andrew C. "Drew" Richard, Jr. and his wife Renee of Charlton; a daughter, Mary Anne Ferrante and her husband Dennis of Shrewsbury; a brother, Russell Messier of Grafton; a sister, Sr. Mary Edward of Worcester; a sister-in-law, Mary E. Richard of Worcester; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a nephew and two nieces. She was born in Leicester, the daughter of Louis and Miselva (Robidoux) Messier and graduated from Leicester High School and the Kozakova School of Design. Mrs. Richard was a dress designer at Donway's Bridal Shop and later was a shop instructor at the Mercy Centre, before retiring. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church, the Thursday Afternoon Club, the Leicester Historical Society and the Leicester Womens Club. During World War II, Jeannette was on a greeting committee for dignitaries appearing in a band show and had a luncheon with the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. The funeral is Monday, December 8th from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, with a Mass at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours are from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, December 7th in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Friends of Mercy Centre, 25 West Chester Street, Worcester, MA 01605. oconnorbrothers.com


 


 

Riendeau, Raymond

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Rock, Jason C.

NEW BEDFORD —Jason Christopher Rock, one month old, and infant son of Richard C. Rock, Jr., and Melissa A. Valliere, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly at St. Luke's Hospital on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Survivors include his parents and his brother Richard Aaron Rock and his sister Ava Rock; his paternal grandparents Richard C. and Ronda Rock of Fairhaven and his maternal grandparents Dan and Donna Viger of New Bedford; his paternal great grandparents Richard E. and Gail Rock of Fairhaven and Manuel and Carol DeMello of New Bedford; his maternal great grandparents Gordon and Patricia Jansen of No. Dartmouth and Joyce Gibson of New Bedford; his aunt Jennifer Camara of New Bedford; two uncles Kevin Queripel of New Bedford and Robert Queripel of Springfield, MO; and several great aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to First Church of the Nazarene, 764 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA 02740. There will be no visitation. His Funeral Services will be held at First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday at 1 PM followed by interment at St. John Cemetery. Arrangements by Rock Funeral Home.


 


 

Rodriguez, Juan B.

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Rogers, Anne M. (Bentley)

and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., HINGHAM on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne M. Rogers may be made to either the Friends of the Hull Library, Hull Public Library, 9 Main Street, Hull, MA 02045 or the Anne Rogers Scholarship, c/o Jinnie Walsh, Hingham Institute for Savings, 401 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045. Call 1-800-Keohane or see:, for directions & online condolences.


 


 


 


 

Rossetti, Ernesto R.

and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hrs Monday 4-9 pm. Entombment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge If desired donations in memory of Ernesto may be made to Dana Farber Oncology & Palliative Care Comfort Room, 44 Binney Street Boston, MA 02115. Funeral home handicapped accessible. For directions and guest book please visit, Lehman & Reen Funeral Home Brighton 617 782 1000


 


 

Rossetti, Michael R.

and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Monday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For directions, obituary and guestbook, Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes (781) 396-9200 Medford-Wilmington-Woburn


 


 

Roy, Lorenza R.

NEW BEDFORD —Lorenza Rita (Tetreault) Roy, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford at the age of 90. She was the widow of Attorney Louis A. Roy and the daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (SaVoie) Tetreault. She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and a graduate of New Bedford High School. She obtained her Registered Nurse's training from St. Anne's Nursing School in Fall River. Mrs. Roy was a member of St. Joseph-St. Therese Parish in New Bedford. She is survived by four sons and their wife's, Dr. Louis A. Roy, Jr. and his wife Diane (Grenon) of Fairhaven, Zoel A. Roy and his wife Jean Marie (Winters) of Sagamore Beach, MA, Charles C. Roy and his wife Jeanne (Boyer) of Essex, CT and Marc P. Roy and his wife Paula (Berche) of Danbury, CT; five grandchildren, 2nd Lt. Christopher G. Roy, USMC, assigned to flight training school in Pensacola, FL, Sarah G. Roy of Fairhaven, Zoel A. "ZJ" Roy of Sagamore Beach and Alex and Nathan Roy both of Essex, CT; two brothers, Charles Tetreault and his wife Antoinette "Toni" and Arthur Tetreault and his wife Terese all of FL; a sister in law, Claire Roy of Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:00 AM from the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, New Bedford. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery #2, New Bedford. Calling hours are Monday from 4-8 PM in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St., N.W., Washington D.C., 20036. For LIGHT A CANDLE, MEMORIAL REGISTER OR FACILITY DIRECTIONS go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call (508) 992-5486.


 


 


 


 

Ruth. P. Soares, 87

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Salvage, James E.

SALVAGE, James E. Of Stoneham, Nov. 18. Father of Jean E. Drapeau and the late James E. Salvage, Jr. Son of the late Harold & Catherine (Barrett) Salvage. Brother of Annamae Arsenault, Rosemary Yasi, Charles, Kevin and John Salvage and the late Harold, Peter, Paul, Roger, Leo and Richard Salvage and Regina Andreason. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews & cousins. A Memorial Mass celebrated on Sun. Dec. 21, 10:30 AM in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham. Forobit/directions/ guestbook, McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Stoneham 781-438-0405


 


 

Salvo, John G.

SALVO, John G. Of Belmont Dec. 4, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Mary N. (Luongo) Salvo. Father of Michael J. Salvo of Lincolnville, ME and John R. Salvo of Maynard. Son of the late Rosario & Frances (Bonanno) Salvo. Late U.S. Army Veteran WWII. Services were private. Stanton Funeral Service, Inc.


 


 

Santor, Josephine H. (Mason)

Josephine H. (Mason) Santor, 69, of Millbury Road, died Friday, December 5, 2008, in her home after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and in care of Paradis Funeral Home, Oxford. www.paradisfuneralhome.com 


 


 

Sarault, Valerie J. "Val" (Borodawka)

Valerie J. 'Val' (Borodawka) Sarault of Dracut, Lowell General Hospital nurse; 50 DRACUT Valerie J. "Val" (Borodawka) Sarault, 50, of Dracut, died unexpectedly with her family by her side, December 3, 2008, at Brigham and Women's Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of Michael "Mickey" Sarault, with whom she celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary in September of this year. A daughter of Alexander M. and Virginia M. (Rocha) Borodawka of Lowell, she was born July 28, 1958, in Lowell, and attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Lowell High School, Class of 1976. She then earned a Nursing Degree from Northern Essex Community College. Val made her home in Dracut, and was a communicant of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Church. For the past 27 years, she has worked as a Registered Nurse with Lowell General Hospital, most recently in the Ambulatory Care Unit. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and singing, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children. In addition to her husband, Mickey, and her parents, Alex and Virginia, she is survived by her daughters, Stephenie and Alexandria, and her son, Mikey, all of Dracut; her sisters, Karen A. Borodawka of Lowell, and Stephenie A. Klesaris and her husband, Christopher, of Dracut; brothers, Michael A. Borodawka, Carl Borodawka, and Steven A. Borodawka all of Lowell; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas H. Sarault and his wife, Laura, of Rutland, VT, Catherine M. Keane, and her husband, Gerry, of Lowell, Richard H. Sarault and his wife, Lisa, of Pelham, Patricia M. Ryan and her husband, Mark, of Lowell, Janet M. Brown and her husband, Kevin, of Lowell, Denise Sarault of Chelmsford, Mary Margaret Marchand of Lowell, and George H. Sarault of Lowell; her mother-in-law, Margaret (Breault) Sarault of Lowell; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was also the daughter-in-law of the late Henry Sarault, and sister-in-law of the late James Sarault. SARAULT YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON MONDAY. ON TUESDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH AT 11:30 A.M. BURIAL IN ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO THE SARAULT FAMILY FUND, C/O JEANNE D'ARC CREDIT UNION, POST OFFICE BOX 1238, LOWELL MA 01853. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM


 


 

Savoy, Camille

donations may be made in Camille's name to The Guild Learning Center, 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


 


 

Selfridge, Oliver G.

SELFRIDGE, Oliver G. A pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence, died on Wednesday in Boston from injuries he suffered in a fall Sunday at his home in Belmont. He was 82. He is survived by his wife Edwina Rissland and their daughter Olivia Selfridge Rissland of Belmont; his children from a previous marriage, Mallory Selfridge of Eastford, CT, Peter Selfridge of Bethesda, MD, and Caroline Selfridge of Saratoga, CA, a sister Jennifer Selfridge MacLeod of Princeton Junction, NJ, and six grandchildren. Plans for a memorial celebration of his life to be held in the new year are incomplete. Memorial donations in Oliver's name may be made to the Chappy Fund of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation of Martha's Vineyard, the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston, or Middlesex School in Concord, MA.


 


 

Sena, Josephine T. (Stagno)

and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 PM. Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum. Josephine was fond of traveling, dancing, knitting and was a member the Regi Bowling League. Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno


 


 

Serra, Jose

NEW BEDFORD —Jose Francisco Romao Serra, aged 81 years, died December 4, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Floriana J. Serra of New Bedford. Mr. Serra was the father of Suzel wife of Virginio Gallego of New Bedford, Joao Gabriel Serra husband of Paula of Portugal, and Fernando Jose Serra husband of Fernanda of New Bedford. He is also survived by 3 Granddaughters Ines, Mariana, and Gabriela and 2 Grandsons Justin and Diego, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Serra was the son of the late Maria (Encarnacao) and Jose Pereira Serra. He was born in Olhao Portugal and lived in the New Bedford area for 48 years. Mr. Serra was a Fisherman on several Fishing Vessels, he enjoyed walking and visiting with his friends at CaféCampino. Mr. Serra's Funeral is from the Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. on Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 A.M. Burial is at Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 - 8 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited. For directions and condolences please go to www.perryfuneral.com


 


 

Shaw, Louise A. (Gardner)

SHAW, Louise A. (Gardner) 88, Of Westborough, formerly of Weymouth, Hanover and Hingham, in Westborough, Dec. 5, 2008. Devoted wife of the late Edward H. Shaw; loving mother of Edward A. Shaw and his wife Janice; David H. Shaw and his wife Jeanette; Frances Hemstreet and her husband Larry; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Monday, December 8, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. (Rte. 20), NORTHBOROUGH. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 11 a.m. in Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth is private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Westborough Community Chorus Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 702, Westborough, MA 01581. For online directions or condolences please visit


 


 

Shine, Dorothy Anne

SHINE, Dorothy Anne Of Mesa, AZ, passed away December 4, 2008 in Gilbert, AZ, She was 83. She was born May 19, 1925 to Patrick & Anna (McGann) McDonnell in Lexington, MA. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend John J. Shine, Jr. (a former police officer of Lexington, MA). She is survived by her sons: John J. (Debra) Shine, III of Austin, TX, Richard A. Shine of San Jose, CA & Kevin E. Shine of Watsonville, CA, her daughter Donna M. Wilson of Mesa, AZ her grandchildren: Sara Shine of Walburg, TX, Joe Shine of Washington DC, Amber Shine of San Jose, CA & Brian Wilson of San Francisco, CA. Arrangements were handled by Mountain View Memorial Gardens Mortuary, MESA, Arizona. (480) 832-2850.


 


 

Shippey, Jean C. (Boudreau)

and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 PM. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For directions and guestbook:, . William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600


 


 

Sinsigalli, Anthony W. "Tony"

EASTHAM —Anthony (Tony) W. Sinsigalli, 80, died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2008, at home in Eastham surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 4, 1928, son of Nicholas and Gladys Sinsigalli of Warehouse Point, Conn. Tony graduated from the University of Connecticut and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He served in the Army during WWII. He owned a pharmacy in Windsor, Conn., for many years, then worked as a drug control agent for the state of Connecticut until his retirement. Tony loved to play golf, watch sports and listen to classical music, but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. Anthony was predeceased by his brother Francis and sister Beatrice J. Sinsigalli. He is survived by his son and four daughters, along with their spouses: Bill and Gina Sinsigalli of Wilton, Conn.; Linda Sinsigalli and Gail Watkins of Auburn; Fran and Mary Pinto of Haymarket, Va.; Rick and Nancy Nardone of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Matt and Susan DeBauge of Shawnee, Kan., his longtime companion, Joyce Gibson, with whom he lived; and his former wife, Patricia Sinsigalli of Suffield, Conn. He is also survived by his three brothers and two sisters: Robert, Nicholas, Joseph, Beatrice Huehner and Dolly Conley; six grandsons; five granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Leete-Stevens Funeral Home, 61 South Road, Enfield, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church in Enfield, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m., followed by burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Enfield, Conn. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Leukemia Society or St. Jude's Research Hospital. For additional information, directions, or to extend an online expression of sympathy, please visit: www.leetestevens.com.


 


 

Sister Margaret Higgins, SUSC

Saturday, December 6, 2008 6:32 PM - Staff reports 

Sister Margaret Higgins, SUSC, a resident of the Holy Union Sisters Convent, 570 Rock St., Fall River, died on December 3, 2008 at the age of 86 after a brief illness. She was born in Fall River, MA in 1922, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Duffy) Higgins, both of Fall River. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Edward and Ellen Higgins and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Her brothers, John and Thomas and her sister, Anne E. Green predeceased her. Sister Margaret was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River. She entered the Holy Union Sisters in Fall River, MA in 1940 and pronounced her vows on August 26, 1942. She studied at the Sacred Heart School of Education and received her BA degree from Stonehill College. She received her MA in English from Catholic University, Washington D.C. She did additional studies at Manhattanville College, New York, Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State College. Sister Margaret taught in middle school, high school and college in Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She was superior at the Holy Union Preparatory School, Tiverton, RI, formation director for the Holy Union Sisters and served as Provincial Superior of the Fall River Province from 1965-1971. She was a member of the province personnel board and later was administrator of the Holy Union Sisters Retirement Community in Fall River. She was a teacher and guidance councilor at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton and vice-principal at St. Clare’s High School, Roslindale. She was province secretary from 1991-1996. For ten years she volunteered as a teacher and grant writer in the HALT (Helping Adults Learn Today) Program in Mattapan. Her most recent volunteer ministry was at St. Michael School Fall River.     The wake will take place Tuesday, December 9 from 2 to 4 at Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place 178 Winter St, Fall River, MA, followed by a Vigil Prayer at 4pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 5pm at Sacred Heart Church, Linden St., Fall River. Burial will be on Wednesday at 9am in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River. Donations may be made in Sister Margaret’s memory to: The Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office PO BOX 410   MILTON MA 02186-0006  


 


 

Sline, Thomas J.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, also in Lawrence. Family and friends may call today (Sunday) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to


 


 

Soares, Mary

FAIRHAVEN —Mary (Rego Vital) Soares, of Harding Road, Fairhaven, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at home. She was the widow of Antone Soares and the mother Florence Virginia Soares, who preceded her in death. Known as Mamie to many of her friends, she was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Thomas) Rego Vital. She lived most of her life in New Bedford and Fairhaven, but for several years when she resided with her family in San Diego and Hayward, California. Before retiring, Mrs. Soares worked as a weaver at the Booth and Langshaw Mills as a winder tender, at the Fisk Tire and Rubber Company, the Acushnet Company, Rubber Division, the New Bedford Rayon Company and the Stylastic Smith Company. She was a longtime member of the Holy Rosary Sodality of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Bedford, a charter member of the Hazelwood Seniors and a member for many years of the Golden Agers Club of St. Mary's Church in Fairhaven where she was a communicant. Mrs. Soares was an enthusiastic ballroom dancer for most of her life, beginning in her youth and continuing through her marriage and well into her later years. She looked forward to being with friends and dancing to the music of the 1930's and 1940's. With her husband, she traveled throughout Europe and the Azores and made several trips by car and train across the continental United States, vacationed in Hawaii and enjoyed a Caribbean cruise. In her retirement, she fulfilled a girlhood dream by learning to play the piano and took satisfaction and pleasure in playing some of her favorite songs. An accomplished cook, she enjoyed trying new recipes and culinary techniques. She also loved reading and watching classic movie musicals on television. She is survived by her son Robert of Fairhaven. Mrs. Soares was the sister of the late Florence (Rego Vital) Medeiros of New Bedford and the late Antone Rego of San Diego, CA. Her funeral will be Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:00 AM from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, New Bedford. Calling hours are Monday from 2-4 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, Inc., 62 Center St., P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For LIGHT A CANDLE, MEMORIAL REGISTER OR FACILITY DIRECTIONS go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call (508)994-9471.


 


 

Soares, Michael G.

NEW BEDFORD —Michael George Soares, 39, of New Bedford died December 2, 2008 tragically at Boston Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Elsie (Aguiar) Soares and the proud father of Paige and Alexias Soares, all of New Bedford. Born in New Bedford, the son of Mary U. (Amaral) Soares of New Bedford and the late George P. "Alfaiate" Soares, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. Mike was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Mary's Church in New Bedford. An artisan of his trade, he worked as a carpenter for many years after graduating from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech in 1988. He was employed as a superintendent for S&FConcrete for the past 13 years. He loved spending time with his family and vacationing in the Carribean. Mike was an avid New England sports fan who also enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends. Survivors include his wife; his mother; his children; his sister, Bernadette "Berni" Costa and her husband Tercio "T.C." of Palm Coast, FL; two brothers, Steve Soares and his wife Beth and Angelo Soares, all of New Bedford; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jose and Ermelinda Aguiar, both of North Dartmouth; his brother-in-law, Odilardo "Dee" Aguiar and his wife Terri of New Bedford; his sister-in-law, Bela Sa and her husband Dennis of North Dartmouth; several nieces, nephews and godchildren. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, New Bedford, Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home For Funerals, 495 Park St. New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Soares Children Education Fund at Sovereign Bank at 1230 Braley Road, New Bedford, MA 02745. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


 


 

Sol, Izaura

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Souza, Alice

NEW BEDFORD —Alice (Nolette) Souza, 84, of New Bedford, passed away at home on Thursday, December 4, 2008, after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of William Souza, married 62 years; and daughter of the late Leo and Kamilla "Emily" (Seniouf) Nolette. She was a lifelong resident of New Bedford and graduated from OLPH Elementary School and New Bedford Vocational High School. She was formerly employed by Aerovox Corp., until her retirement. Mrs. Souza and her husband thoroughly enjoyed spending their winter months in Florida except for the last few years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Alan Souza of Pawtucket, RI; and several nieces & nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert and Alfred Nolette and Adele Spooner. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. In accordance with her wishes, her funeral was private. Arrangements by Rock Funeral Home.


 


 

Spence, Rosella E.

Rosella E. Spence lived in Burlington for many years; 76 BURLINGTON Rosella E. (Wooldridge) Spence, age 76, beloved wife of the late William G. Spence, died Friday, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was born in Everett, July 11, 1932, daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Farnell) Wooldridge, and had lived in Burlington for many years before living in Melrose. Mrs. Spence is survived by her loving children, Charles of Lowell, Stephanie Surette of FL, Mark of Billerica, Kevin of Raymond, NH, William of Georgetown and their spouses; her brothers, Almon and Chesley Wooldridge of ME; her sisters, Alice Bowman of Rockland, Shirley Durgan of Stoneham, and Roberta Bayer of E. Hampton. Also survived by 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Spence was the sister of the late Pearl Petrino, Gladys Rae, and Karen Neal. SPENCE Of Burlington, Dec. 5, Rosella E. (Wooldridge) Spence, wife of the late William G. Spence. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosella's name to the Tuell Nursing Home, 92 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176. Burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Funeral Directors W.J. and Dean M. Laurendeau.


 


 

Sundstrom, Hildur E.

BROCKTON Hildur E. Sundstrom, 65 years, of Brockton, died Dec. 3, 2008, after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Harold C. Bumpa and Julia G. (Connolly) Sundstrom and had been a lifelong resident of Brockton. She was a graduate of St. Patricks High School and Stonehill College, and for many years, had been a business and math teacher at Brockton High School. She is survived by two sisters, Sally A. Sundstrom of Hull and Ann M. Sundstrom of Las Vegas; several nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews, Nicholas, Andrew and Ian. She was the sister of the late Charles J. Sundstrom. A memorial gathering will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Monday, 11-12:30, with a prayer service at 12:30 p.m. For condolences and directions, www.conleyfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Swaim Jr., Loring T.

Loring T. Swaim, Jr. of Groton Loring T. Swaim, Jr. of Groton, MA, died on Saturday, November 29, 2008. He was 91. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Loring T. Swaim of Pepperell, MA. Devoted husband of 60 years to Eleanor Purdy Swaim, the father of Bob L. Swaim; five grandchildren (Roger, Amanda, Michael, Katharine, Nicholas); and two great-grandchildren (Jordan and Kaiden). He was the brother of the late Thomas Swaim of Chestnut Hill, MA, and Shirley Nickerson of Orleans, MA. Mr. Swaim attended the Noble and Greenough School, and graduated from Harvard College. For many years, he was a well-known journalist for the Lowell Sun covering local and state politics, head of the Massachusetts State House Press Corps, and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars. Interment will be private.


 


 

Theodore S. Strojny

Saturday, December 6, 2008 6:37 PM - Staff reports 

Theodore S. Strojny, 85, of Westborough, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the Westborough Healthcare Center after a short illness.  He was a hard working, principled, and deeply religious man who came from humble beginnings. One of seven children he was born at home in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1923. A standout high-school athlete he earned a scholarship to Holy Cross College where he played tackle on the football team and was a member of the team that defeated Boston College in the 1942 game that preceded the infamous Cocoanut Grove fire. He also played in the Holy Cross 13-6 loss to Miami in the 1946 Orange Bowl. He was a decorated veteran of World War II where he served as a reconnaissance specialist in Italy. After college and the war and a brief foray in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburg Steelers he began his career with the Bay State Abrasives Company in Westborough, first as a machine operator, then as a foreman and general foreman. His manufacturing and management skills landed him the managing directors’ position in European start-up venture in Luxembourg in 1962. He retired from Bay State in 1980’s and lived in Westborough with his wife Elizabeth who died in 2002. He was a communicant at St. Luke the Evangelist parish in Westborough for many years as well as a food pantry volunteer, and a member of the choir. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golf, outside work, a good meal, a good drink, and a good conversation. He leaves his son and daughter in law, Ted and Nancy Strojny of Wrentham, two grandchildren, Drew Strojny and Amanda Kate Strojny of St. Petersburg, Florida as well as his sister Anne Kula of Taunton. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, at 9:00 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., WESTBOROUGH, are Monday, December 8, from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the UMass Memorial Hospice, PO Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613  


 


 

Vinal, Norma L.

Norma L. Vinal WHITMAN Norma L. (Kyes) Vinal, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at her home in Whitman, after a long illness. She was 83. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank F.E. Vinal. Norma was born in Medford and a graduate of Lynn English High School. She worked as a nurses aid at Brockton Hospital and as a waitress at various restaurants in the area. She had been a resident of Whitman for over 55 years. She had run a home for disabled veterans in Whitman for over 53 years. A home for veterans that could not live any where and she took good care of so many veterans over the years. She loved knitting, crocheting and bowling. She is survived by her children, Robert C. Vinal of Quincy, Gerald E. Vinal of Whitman, Francis R. Vinal of Berkley, Katie A. Vinal of Salisbury and the late Ronald V. Vinal; daughter of the late Horace V. and Katherine M. (Barry) Kyes. Also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman, Monday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Battered Womens Shelter. For directions or to sign the guest book, visit www.mackinnonfuneral.com.


 


 

Walsh, Timothy M.

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Weston, Alice I.

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William R. Avison

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